May 5, local time, Kyrgyzstan’s President Zaparov signed a new constitution under which the country’s state system will be transformed from a parliamentary system to a presidential system.
In a speech following the signing of the new constitution, Zaparov began by expressing his condolences to those who lost their lives in the recent conflict on the Gita border and promising to rebuild the destroyed village farmhouses along the border as soon as possible.
Zaparov also talked about the country’s political and economic issues, pay attention to the economic and trade fields and social vulnerable groups, clarify the direction of foreign policy, and stressed the importance of national self-awareness. Zaparov also put forward proposals for reform of state law enforcement agencies and the military.
On April 11, 2021, Kyrgyzstan held a referendum on a new constitution, and the Central Election Commission released voting data on the 15th, with 79.09 percent of voters voting in favor of the new constitution.