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President of Kyrgyzstan signs bill to postpone parliamentary elections

by YCPress

Kyrgyzstan’s Acting President and Prime Minister Zaparov signed a bill on the 22nd to postpone the parliamentary elections originally scheduled to be re-held on December 20th. “No later than June 1, 2021” to be held.

The Press Bureau of President Yoshidai issued a communique on the same day that the signing of the bill was based on a series of realities including the country’s current social and political situation. The bill will suspend certain provisions in the “Electoral Law” concerning the procedure for re-election of parliament until the constitutional reform is completed.

According to the communiqué, according to the bill, the date for re-holding parliamentary elections will be determined by law after the completion of the constitutional reform, but it should be no later than June 1, 2021, and the time for the presidential election will be postponed accordingly.

Kyrgyzstan’s Central Election Commission announced on the 21st that the country will re-hold parliamentary elections on December 20. Zaparov stated on October 16 that the presidential election will be held before January 10, 2021.

Dissatisfied with the preliminary results of the parliamentary elections held on the 4th of this month, many unsuccessful parties in Kyrgyzstan held protest rallies to demand cancellation of the election results and clashed with the police. On the 6th, the Kyrgyz Central Election Commission declared the results of parliamentary elections invalid. 

Kyrgyz President Reenbekov delivered a national speech on the 15th, announcing his resignation as president. Because the speaker refused to act as president, Zaparov subsequently announced that he would exercise the presidential power. According to Kyrgyzstan’s constitution, if the president leaves office early, the speaker will exercise the presidential power. If the speaker cannot exercise the presidential power, the presidential power is delegated to the prime minister.