Odd News: Kyrgyzstan Has Misplaced Its Constitution

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Oct 21, 2016 4:00 PM
Odd News: Kyrgyzstan Has Misplaced Its Constitution

Some weird news for your Friday afternoon: the country of Kyrgyzstan seemingly has no idea as to where the physical copy of its constitution is located. In what appears to be a classic case of multiple parties saying, "wait, I thought you had it," nobody has any clue about where the original constitution is.

Kyrgyzstan wrote its constitution in June 2010, and realized it was missing on October 19. According to The Independent, some have suggested that this whole situation is an elaborate ruse to distract people from the current political mess in the country.

Justice Minister Jyldyz Mambetalieva said her office had a copy of the 2010 constitution, but that the original is held by the presidential administration.

Moldakun Abdyldayev, the presidential administration’s liaison to parliament, contradicted her.

He said: “We assumed that it was with the Justice Ministry. Now the minister is confirming that there is no original. That raises the question: where is the original?”

There is also the possibility that there isn't a master copy of the constitution. The text of the document was published in newspapers throughout Kyrgyzstan and was the subject of a referendum, so at least there's some sort of record as to the country's governing document.

And no, Nic Cage is not believed to be a suspect in the document's disappearance.