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Kyrgyzstan's Akayev Said to Agree to Resign


Askar Akayev (File photo)
Kyrgyzstan's parliament speaker Omurbek Tekebayev says deposed President Askar Akayev has agreed in principle to resign without conditions.

Mr. Tekebayev Saturday said a delegation of Kyrgyz officials will travel to Russia, where Mr. Akayev is living in exile, for talks with the deposed leader.

Meanwhile, the head of Kyrgyzstan's constitutional court, Cholpon Bayekova, said Mr. Akayev could resign from Russia as long as a notary can certify his resignation letter.

Under the constitution, the president must resign before parliament. But Ms. Bayekova says she is aware that Mr. Akayev's life could be at risk if he returns to Kyrgyzstan.

Mr. Akayev fled Kyrgyzstan last week when opposition followers seized his headquarters. He has said he would like to return home.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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