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Kyrgyzstan election: PM Boronov resigns amid clashes


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

07th Oct, 2020. 10:02 am
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Kyrgyzstan election

Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov has resigned after fierce post-election protests that aroused amid elections.

According to BBC, Kubatbek Boronov has now been replaced by Sadyr Japarov, who protesters released from jail the day before.

“The main goal of the protesters was not to annul the election results but to remove me from power,” President Jeenbekov had earlier told BBC Kyrgyz in an exclusive phone interview from a secret hideaway.

He urged parties to return to the “legitimate field” and work together to avoid the political upheavals of the past.
“To solve this issue, I am ready to give the responsibility to strong leaders, no matter which group they belong to. I am even ready to help them,” he added.

Election Declared Null And Void After Protests

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan have annulled Sunday’s election results following protests against rigging. The date of the new election is expected to be announced by the Election Commission in the next two weeks.

Protesters seize gov’t house, free ex-leader

Protesters in Kyrgyzstan carious out demonstrations against election marred by vote-buying accusations.

Demonstrations in Kyrgyzstan turned to violent clashes as protesters seized the seat of government and freed a jailed former president on Tuesday.

Opposition supporters took to streets in the capital Bishkek as they demanded the resignation of pro-Russian President Sooronbay Jeenbekov and a rerun of Sunday’s poll. Clashes came after allegations of vote-rigging in Sunday’s election.

Videos showed people in the office of President Sooronbai Jeenbekov and throwing paper from windows.

Police used stun grenades to disperse demonstrators in Ala-Too square.

During the violent clashes, around 120 people have reportedly been wounded. Half of them were law enforcement.

Elections results

BBC reported that out of 16 parties competing for the 120 seats at the Supreme Council, only four parties had crossed the 7% barrier for election.

The two parties that each got a quarter of the vote, Birimdik and Mekenim Kyrgyzstan, both have close ties to President Jeenbekov.

None of the opposition parties won a seat at the parliament. On Monday, 12 opposition groups jointly declared that they would not recognize the results of the vote.