KYRGYZSTAN: No Future Without Women's Support–Official Says

Monday, June 7, 2010
News Agency
Central Asia
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“Kyrgyzstan would not have prosperity without women's support, Omurbek Tekebayev, deputy head of the interim government said Monday at the National Conference “Women political participation in constitutional reform and parliamentary elections”.

Mr. Tekebayev stated that the most powerful government could not allow excluding women from political processes. “Kyrgyzstan is not an exception. For example, in 90th in transition period the economy was built exactly by women. As the practice shows the politics they are representing – is noted by greater tolerance, social justice, they are dealing with problems, focused on human development, as well as mitigate politics”, Tekebayev added.

He said in the case of good results of referendum, Kyrgyzstan will show two precedents in Central Asia. “The first one is approval of new parliamentary government, second – the government would be headed by a woman. Roza Otunbayeva is already entrusted with enormous responsibility for next step forward country development. We hope she will ensure peaceful transition of power”, he concluded.