Kyrgyz deputies canceled the decree on the introduction of a state of emergency in Bishkek. This was reported by the parliament of the republic on October 16.
“At an extraordinary meeting of the Jogorku Kenesh (parliament. – Ed.) At the Ala-Archa state residence, the deputies canceled the resolution <...> approving the decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on the introduction of a state of emergency in Bishkek,” the publication says.
The state of emergency operated on the territory of Bishkek from 12 to 19 October, the corresponding decree was signed by the President of the Republic Sooronbai Jeenbekov, who resigned the day before.
Kyrgyz parliament speaker Kanat Isaev also resigned, saying he would not be acting president. According to the law, it is he who holds this post after the head of state leaves office.
Sadyr Japarov, appointed prime minister on October 14, announced the transfer of the duties of the president of the republic to him.
Mass protests began in Kyrgyzstan after the October 4 parliamentary elections. The electoral barrier was overcome only by four out of 16 parties participating in the elections. Supporters of the losing factions took to the streets of the republic’s capital. They seized the buildings of the city hall, public television and radio company, parliament, government and the country’s Interior Ministry, and also released a number of politicians from prison.
Jeenbekov called the incident in the state an attempt to seize power, but agreed with the need to hold new elections. The republic’s CEC canceled the results of the voting, and the leaders of the opposition parties created the first and second coordination councils.
It is expected that new presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan will take place not earlier than in three months.