11.12.2016, 13:01

Almazbek Atambayev: "The referendum - it is a step to parliamentarism"

 Almazbek Atambayev: "The referendum - it is a step to parliamentarism"

Bishkek, December 11 / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev took part in the elections to local councils and the referendum on amending the country's constitution.

Almazbek Atambayev came to cast his vote with his wife - Raisa Atambayeva to one of the polling stations in Bishkek.

The President expressed hope at least 30% of voters will come to the referendum.

"I hope that that 30% of voters will come to the elections and the referendum would be held. I hope that people will support the referendum. Today's referendum is a step that leads us to democracy. The next elections, I think it will be after 2020, after the parliamentary elections," he said.

Atambayev also said that now it is not the parliamentary system in the country but the presidential-parliamentary.

"I think that the next steps towards parliamentarianism will be made after 2020 by the new parliament and the president," he added.