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Kyrgyzstan to carry presidential election earlier than Jan 10
By Xinhua


Friday, October 16, 2020, 17:59
By Xinhua

Supporters of Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister Sadyr Japarov attend a rally close to the Ala-Archa official presidential residence in Bishkek on Oct 15, 2020. (VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO / Newpaper24)

BISHKEK – The presidential election in Kyrgyzstan needs to be held no later than Jan 10, Prime Minister Sadyr Japarov mentioned Friday.

Kyrgy Prime Minister Sadyr Japarov on Thursday declared himself performing president of the nation after President Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned hours earlier amid ongoing protests in Bishkek

READ MORE: Kyrgyzstan president Jeenbekov resigns after unrest

Consultations on the date for the election can be held, Japarov mentioned at a rare session of the parliament.

Each presidential and parliamentary elections can be held inside the framework of the legislation, he mentioned, including that parliamentary election needs to be held in line with the occasion system.

Japarov proposed decreasing the edge to enter parliament as much as 5 %, and lowering the electoral deposit from 5 million Kyrgyz soms (US$62,000) to 1 million soms in addition to the variety of deputies from 120 to 90 or 70.

“When such a parliament comes, then we will go for constitutional reform,” he mentioned.

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Japarov on Thursday declared himself performing president of the nation after President Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned hours earlier amid ongoing protests in Bishkek.

The protests started following the Oct 4 parliamentary election, with the participation of 16 political events. Preliminary outcomes confirmed that 4 events crossed the 7-percent threshold to enter the parliament.

Some events which didn’t meet the edge organized nationwide protests the following day, demanding the annulment of the outcomes and claiming gross violations. The protests caused clashes between police and protesters.

READ MORE: Stability urged following Kyrgyzstan election chaos

Kyrgyzstan’s central election fee later annulled the outcomes and mentioned it could announce the date for brand spanking new parliamentary election by Nov 6. 

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