Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov will step down after parliamentary elections in the republic. On Wednesday, October 14, the press secretary of the Kyrgyz leader Tolgonai Stamalieva told about this.
“Sooronbai Jeenbekov once again stressed that now he has no right to leave the presidency, as this will lead to an unpredictable scenario for the development of events to the detriment of the state. He recalled that he adheres to the same position that he voiced on October 9, 2020 – he will resign after he returns the country to the legal field – after the parliamentary elections, the announcement of the election of a new president of the country, “RIA Novosti quoted her as saying. …
Jeenbekov himself, at a meeting with the new Prime Minister Sadyr Zhaparov, said that he did not currently have the right to resign.
“Sooronbai Jeenbekov once again stressed that he now has no right to leave the presidency, as this would lead to an unpredictable scenario for the development of events to the detriment of the state,” the 24.kg portal writes with reference to the presidential press service.
Earlier on the same day, Jeenbekov recorded a video message to the nation, in which he called on the country’s political forces to solve emerging problems “only within the framework of the law, and not through pressure.”
Earlier that day, Japarov suggested that Jeenbekov might resign by the end of the day. According to him, this is the demand of the people.
After the parliamentary elections on October 4, protests began in Kyrgyzstan. Supporters of the parties that did not make it to parliament took to the streets of Bishkek, seizing the buildings of the city administration, public television and radio company, parliament, government and Ministry of Internal Affairs of the country and released a number of politicians from prison.
Jeenbekov called the incident an attempt to seize power, but agreed with the need to hold new elections. The republic’s Central Election Commission canceled the voting results, and the leaders of the opposition parties created the first and second coordination councils.
Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov and Parliament Speaker Dastanbek Jumabekov have resigned.