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Turkmenistan changes constitution to extend leader's rule
Turkmenistan changes constitution to extend leader's rule

Turkmenistan passed constitutional changes to prolong the presidential term of office.

Turkmenistan changes constitution to extend leader's rule
Emomali Rakhmon. ©RIA Novosti
Tajikistan to hold key referendum in May

Tajikistan is to hold a referendum in May that is expected to let President Emomali Rakhmon stay in office.

Tajikistan to hold key referendum in May
Erdogan seeks new charter to increase his powers
Erdogan seeks new charter to increase his powers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a new constitution that would give him greater powers, heightening opposition fears over authoritarian rule.

Erdogan seeks new charter to increase his powers
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo © Turar Tashkibayev
Nazarbayev suggests studying Asian mentality instead of accusing Kazakhstan of autocracy

On the eve of the Constitution Day in Kazakhstan, President Nazarbayev commented on accusations of autocracy.

Nazarbayev suggests studying Asian mentality instead of accusing Kazakhstan of autocracy
Defiant Erdogan vows to press for new Turkey constitution
Defiant Erdogan vows to press for new Turkey constitution

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday defiantly vowed to renew his drive for a new presidency-based constitution.

Defiant Erdogan vows to press for new Turkey constitution
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Three days for Constitution Day in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstanis will be resting for three days on the Constitution Day this year.

Three days for Constitution Day in Kazakhstan
Nepal appeals for calm after deadly clashes over constitution
Nepal appeals for calm after deadly clashes over constitution

Nepali politicians including Prime Minister Sushil Koirala appealed for calm as hundreds protested against a new constitution for a second day.

Nepal appeals for calm after deadly clashes over constitution
Government of Kazakhstan building ©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstan government resigns

With the inauguration of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the government of Kazakhstan resigns according to the Constitution.

Kazakhstan government resigns
Obama urges DRCongo's Kabila to respect constitution
Obama urges DRCongo's Kabila to respect constitution

US President Barack Obama urged Congolese President Joseph Kabila to respect the Democratic Republic of Congo's constitution.

Obama urges DRCongo's Kabila to respect constitution
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Kazakhstan to eliminate discrimation against disabled persons

Kazakhstan is on its way to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as part of the move to eliminate discrimination against the disabled.

Kazakhstan to eliminate discrimation against disabled persons
©Turar Kazangapov
Nazarbayev speaks reforms, including moving powers from President to Parliament

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke about five institutional reforms he envisions for Kazakhstan that would ensure its move towards a developed and harmonious society.

Nazarbayev speaks reforms, including moving powers from President to Parliament
Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev. ©Tengrinews file photo
Kazakhstan's Constitutional Council to interpret early presidential elections idea

The Senate has requested the Constitutional Council of Kazakhstan to provide an official interpretation of the Article 41 of the Constitution on early presidential elections.

Kazakhstan's Constitutional Council to interpret early presidential elections idea
On first 'Constitution Day', China blocks protests
On first 'Constitution Day', China blocks protests

China marked its first national Constitution Day with readings at schools across the country, activities promoting the rule of law, and the blocking of protests at Tiananmen Square.

On first 'Constitution Day', China blocks protests
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Advocacy group urges Kazakhstan to abolish death penalty

Penal Reform International believes Kazakhstan should abolish the death penalty completely, even though there is a moratorium on capital punishment in the country.

Advocacy group urges Kazakhstan to abolish death penalty
Spain PM says open to debate on constitutional reform
Spain PM says open to debate on constitutional reform

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he was open to proposals on reforming the country's constitution.

Spain PM says open to debate on constitutional reform
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Tony Blair to contribute to book on Kazakhstani Constitution

Foreign experts and politicians will put together a book on the Constitution of Kazakhstan.

Tony Blair to contribute to book on Kazakhstani Constitution
Philippine leader says may seek controversial second term
Philippine leader says may seek controversial second term

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has said he may try to change the constitution and serve a second term in office.

Philippine leader says may seek controversial second term
President Jacob Zuma (C) cuts a cake as crowds gather to celebrate Freedom Day. ©Reuters/Skyler Reid
South Africa celebrates 20 years since apartheid

President Jacob Zuma led celebrations Sunday on the 20th anniversary of post-apartheid democracy in South Africa, insisting it is closer to its dream of a multi-racial nation despite stubborn inequality, poverty and corruption.

South Africa celebrates 20 years since apartheid
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Philippine Supreme Court says law on online libel constitutional

The Philippine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a controversial cybercrime law penalising online libel is constitutional, amid claims it is intended to curb Internet freedom in one of Asia's most freewheeling democracies.

Philippine Supreme Court says law on online libel constitutional
Senator Rand Paul sues Obama over NSA intel program
Senator Rand Paul sues Obama over NSA intel program

US Senator Rand Paul filed suit against President Barack Obama and other officials in a bid to end the secret program that scoops up telephone data on virtually all Americans.

Senator Rand Paul sues Obama over NSA intel program