The latest news on this front comes from a lengthy article at ConstitutionNet written by Elnura Omurkulova-Ozierska, Director of the Central Asia Strategic Center for Analysis, Dialogue and Development at CADCADD. ConstitutionNet is a project of International IDEA, an IGO headquartered in Sweden. Take a look at this excerpt:
Kyrgyzstan’s ‘third revolution’ has set off a series of maneuvers leading to early presidential elections and a constitutional referendum approving a shift from a parliamentary to a presidential system of government, and an impending constitutional replacement. Questions over procedural legality, substantive constitutional changes, and the absence of a meaningful role for opposition and popular voices may undermine the legitimacy of any new Constitution – writes Elnura Omurkulova-Ozierska.
Also from the article conclusion:
The procedural legality and legitimacy of the push for a new constitution and system of government remain questionable. Substantively, the draft Constitution faces a wave of criticism from civil society organizations, intellectuals and citizens. The lack of adequate information and reluctance to engage in meaningful dialogue over constitutional amendments from President Japarov’s administration is only worsening the situation.
The circle of political events has created an ambiguous sense that the weakness in the ‘legitimacy’ of Kyrgyzstan’s new constitution is a necessary compromise for the country’s progress. The result is that the country faces the prospect of another top-down, victor’s constitution with little meaningful place for popular input and compromise with the opposition.