Kyrgyzstan experienced another (!) One kurultai, a kind of popular assembly. This is the eighth kurultai in the modern history of the country. Previously, Askar Akayev liked to conduct them on a universal scale. Now this baton was intercepted by his opponents yesterday. As a result, the very culture of Kurultay as a national assembly completely discredited itself. Why? Yes, because on each kurultai the people of a single taken deputy, president or party gather.
It is easy to guess that the current Kulutai was held in the small homeland of the most troubled member of the Kyrgyz parliament, Azimbek Beknazarov, in the Aksy district. In 2002, it was here that the first rally of the movement for Akayev’s resignation took place, which ended in bloodshed. This time everything went quietly. Without excesses. Although, the organizers of Kurultay talked about sabotage and provocations by the government. In general, in Kyrgyzstan it has become a good form to see in the state an enemy who permanently wants to destroy you.
Kurultai set his only goal (although there were many there, but “hedgehog”, for which this popular assembly was organized) the resignation of Kurmanbek Bakiyev and split the political tandem of Kulov-Bakiyev. So that the people would not think of something bad. Just in case, the organizers of the kurultai included in the list of demands a constitutional reform and investigation of the incident surrounding the detention of ex-speaker Omurbek Tekebaev at the airport in Warsaw.
After the scandal with matryoshkas, the new opposition had all the trump cards to drive the political electorate crazy. As a result, it turned out that there were not as many participants and speakers at the kurultai as the organizers wanted. And it lasted a record three hours.
And yet, the strongest demand in the kurultai was the demand for President Bakiev to remove all his relatives from all the posts within ten days. All this was not accidental, because the brother of the president somehow got involved in the scandal with Tekebaev.
In general, Bakiyev attacks the same rake as Akayev. After all, the abundance of relatives of the ex-president in key positions was the main annoying element of the Akayev rule.
Another resolution clause concerns the requirement to reform the state teleradiocorporation. The latter, according to the participants of the kurultai, should be turned into the People’s TV. In case of non-compliance with the resolution’s points, the participants of the kurultai intend to hold a protest in Bishkek and demand the resignation of the Bakiyev-Kulov tandem. So far, everyone is waiting for "X hours."
However, there is no reason to doubt that the oppositionists are going to arrange something this fall. Because if all the time to say that autumn will be hot, then it really will be like that. Is that not lazy not talking about the upheavals this fall.
This is what he said in an interview with one of the web portals of Tazar Melis Eshimkanov: “I think that autumn will be hot. But this is not somebody's whim, be it the whim of the opposition or any particular politician, no, it's just many factors that have accumulated over the past year and a half. And they simply assume that events will evolve in contradiction and there will be many confrontations. ” Another deputy Kamchybek Tashiev adheres to the same opinion: “Remember, all the fall in political terms have always been hot. And this will not be an exception. But everything will go smoothly for the population, because such a situation. If several deputies or politicians raise some sensitive issues, this is good. But this will not affect the overall situation in the country. So, I think everything will be fine. "
In general, the kurultai should have become a kind of verification of the forces before the new round of the struggle for power in Kyrgyzstan.