BISHKEK, March 27 (RIA Novosti) - Deputies of the previous and newly-elected parliaments in Kyrgyzstan formed a joint working group to discuss the legitimacy of their actions. Several deputies from both parliaments have been selected to participate in the work of the group, announces Kyrgyz Kabar (News) news agency.

Earlier, current Speaker of the parliament Ishenbay Kadyrbekov announced that according to the Constitution of the republic and to the Electoral Code, the previous parliament should maintain its authority until April 14, a month after the elections of the new parliament. However, the new deputies already took an oath on March 22, after receiving their mandates from the Central Election Committee (CEC).

After March 24 events, the Supreme Court of the republic revoked the CEC decision and proclaimed the new parliament illegitimate. Later, an inquiry was sent to the Constitutional Court of Kyrgyzstan, and during an emergency session of the Kyrgyz parliament Chairman of the Constitutional Court Cholpon Baiyekova announced that the CEC decision was indeed legitimate, and the decision of the Supreme Court was not.

At present, the country is facing a political crisis because of the ensuing dispute over the legitimacy of either parliaments. The working group has been specifically formed to solve the controversy at the decisive moment in the history of the republic.

Due to the Constitutional Court's proclamation of the legitimacy of the new parliament, deputies had to renew the discussion of the previously adopted Memorandum signed by Kyrgyz interim president Kurmanbek Bakiyev and review it again with participation of the deputies from the previous parliament.

Meanwhile, coordinator of Kyrgyz security-related structures Felix Kulov warned deputies of the former parliament that they might be arrested if attempted to instigate public disturbances.

"Your term has expired. You had been elected for five years. A new parliament has to be elected. Whether you like it or not, I will obey its orders," Kulov said addressing agitated deputies. " If you attempt to call people to go on the streets, I will be forced to arrest you," he added.

Yesterday, the CEC adopted a decision to re-register deputies of the new Kyrgyz parliament.

OSCE Secretary General Jan Kubis announced that the organization expects Kazakhstan to assist Kyrgyzstan in the settlement of the internal political situation.

During the meeting with Kazakh foreign minister Kasymzhomart Tokayev, held in Astana on Sunday, Kubis stressed that the organization relies on Kazakstan as an authoritative OSCE member.

According to Kazakh foreign ministry, Kubis intends to travel from Astana to Bishkek on Sunday.

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