2 August 2009
Kyrgyzstan's newly re-elected leader, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, was sworn in as president on Sunday.
inauguration took place at the government building in Bishkek, and was
attended by lawmakers, diplomats and the president of the neighboring
Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The Kyrgyz Constitutional Court
ruled on Thursday that the July 23 presidential election was carried
out in line with the country's constitution. However, opposition
parties and European monitors said the vote was flawed.
inauguration speech, Bakiyev said he managed to ensure peace and
stability in Kyrgyzstan over the course of his first term.
called for national unity and described his re-election as a “win for
everybody.” ”Most importantly, the very principle of democracy and the
ideals of tolerant society were victorious,” he said.
The inauguration ceremony lasted around 40 minutes.
days ago, K.Bakiyev made a televised address to the nations assuring
the people that he would fulfil all his pre-election promises. He
intends first of all to conduct the reform of the state government
bodies and modernisation of the national education system.