Kyrgyzstan sets early presidential elections for Jan. 10

Kyrgyzstan sets early presidential elections for Jan. 10

Bishkek, (UNA-OIC) – Early presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan are scheduled for Jan. 10, 2021. This decision was made at a meeting of the Central Election Commission, Deputy Chairman of the CEC Abdyzhapar Bekmatov told the agency.

During the meeting, the head of the CEC Nurzhan Shildabekova noted that after the resignation of the president, early elections should be held within three months.

According to the law, if parliament calls early elections within a week after the termination of the presidential powers, they are considered officially scheduled for the next day.

In this connection, it was proposed to hold elections on Jan. 10, 2021.

“CEC members supported the proposal,” Bekmatov said.

President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned on Oct. 16 amid ongoing protests in Bishkek.

The protest actions have started in Bishkek after the parliamentary elections, which were held in Kyrgyzstan on Oct. 4. According to preliminary results of the elections, 4 parties crossed the 7 percent threshold to enter the parliament out of 16 political parties participated in the polls.

The losing parties organized nationwide protests, demanding the annulment of the elections. The protests brought to clashes between police and protesters.

Kyrgyzstan’s Central Election Commission annulled the results of the elections on Oct 6.

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