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Kyrgyz Parliament Fails to Reach Quorum

Kyrgyz lawmakers failed to show up in sufficient numbers Tuesday to accept the resignation of President Askar Akayev, leaving the ousted leader still technically in power and extending a two-week-old political crisis. Parliament was two short of the 50 lawmakers needed to form a quorum. Some of those who had helped negotiate Akayev’s resignation were among the legislators absent on Tuesday. At the same time, some Akayev supporters attended the session, adding to the confusion. Full Story

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