According to the chairman of the Central Election Commission Nurzhan Shildabekova, the new presidential elections can pass in the country on January 17.
The day after the parliamentary elections on October 4, protests began in Kyrgyzstan. According to the CEC, only four parties out of 16 were able to overcome the 7% threshold. Supporters of the losing parties took to the streets. The rallies turned into clashes with the security forces. In the first 24 hours of protests alone, about 600 people were injured, and one protester was killed.
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Amid protests, the CEC proposed lowering the electoral threshold for entering parliament and annulled the October 4 election results. In addition, Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov, Mayor of Bishkek Aziz Surakmatov, Head of the General Staff Rayimberdi Duishenbiev decided to leave their posts.
Ten days after the start of the protests, the resignation also decided to leave President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov. According to Part 1 of Art. 68 of the Constitution of the Republic, his duties were to be accepted by the speaker of parliament. While the powers of the acting head of state crossed over to the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov.
Sadyr Zhaparov (in the center)
Isaev later statedthat Jeenbekov’s merit is invaluable. He noted the great contribution that the ex-president made to the development of the country and spoke in support of retaining the privileges of the former head of the republic.