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World IN BRIEF : KYRGYZSTAN : Voters Back Greater Power for President

February 13, 1996|From Times Wire Reports

President Askar A. Akayev won a huge majority in a constitutional referendum that leaves him in undisputed power in this Central Asian nation. Preliminary results from the weekend vote showed Akayev winning 94.5% support for a draft law to amend the 1993 constitution and significantly strengthen his grip on power.

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