Opposition of Kyrgyzstan announced its intention to remove the president from office

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The representative of the opposition national-patriotic party of Kyrgyzstan “Chon Kazat” (“Great March”) Maksat Mamytkanov on Tuesday, October 6, said that the opposition forces of the republic intend to remove the incumbent president Sooronbai Jeenbekov from office.

“We intend to seek the removal of Sooronbai Jeenbekov from his post,” Interfax quotes him.

The opposition parties of the republic, he said, insist on the adoption of a new Constitution.

In turn, the leader of the opposition party “Mekenchil” (“Patriot”) Kamchybek Tashiev announced the opposition’s intention to appoint an interim prime minister of the republic. For this post, according to him, the candidacy of the opposition politician Sadyr Japarov is being considered. He was released from prison tonight during the protests, where he was serving time for taking hostages during the 2013 riots.

Earlier in the day, Jeenbekov described the protests that took place after the parliamentary elections in the country as an attempt to seize power. He called on the leaders of political parties to reassure their supporters and said that he invited the CEC to thoroughly investigate violations in the elections and, if necessary, cancel their results.

Also on Tuesday, it became known that three governors of Kyrgyzstan announced their resignation amid rallies. We are talking about the head of the Issyk-Kul region Balbak Tulobaev, representatives of the government of the Naryn region Emilbek Alymkulov and Talas region Marat Murataliev.

In the morning of the same day, the self-proclaimed Attorney General of the republic Almambet Shykmamatov announced the cancellation of the results of the elections to the parliament of Kyrgyzstan. At the same time, the protesters seized the country’s government building. Some of the protesters in a fire truck rammed the gates of the parliament building in Bishkek and then broke inside. Later, the protesters captured the mayor’s office of the Kyrgyz capital.

On October 4, elections to the Kyrgyz parliament took place. Initially, more than 40 political associations of the republic expressed their desire to participate in the pre-election race. However, most of them either refused to participate in the elections or did not have time to submit documents to the Central Election Commission. As a result, 16 parties competed for 120 seats in parliament. According to the legislation of the republic, parties must collect 7% of the votes of citizens who took part in the elections and at least 0.7% in each of the seven regions of the country, as well as in the cities of Bishkek and Osh. Only four parties out of 16 that participated in the voting were elected to parliament.

The next day, supporters of parties that could not overcome the 7% barrier began to protest in Bishkek against the election results. The demonstrators seized not only the buildings of the parliament and the city hall, but also the public television and radio company. The protesters released former head of state Almazbek Atambayev and ex-prime minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov, as well as a number of deputies from prison.

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