Russian media reported that the Central Election Commission of Kyrgyzstan has advanced the presidential election to January 10 next year.
According to the Russian Satellite News Agency quoted local news media reports on October 24, Kyrgyzstan’s Central Election Commission decided to hold the presidential election on January 10, 2021.
Since the parliamentary elections on October 4, Kyrgyzstan has fallen into political turmoil. On the 5th, many defeated parties in Kyrgyzstan organized demonstrations in Alatau Square in the center of Bishkek, demanding the cancellation of the election results.
That night, the protesters tried to break into the “White House” where the presidential office and parliament are located and clashed with the police.
Kyrgyzstan President Reenbekov declared a state of emergency in the capital Bishkek on the 9th and signed a presidential decree to dismiss Prime Minister Boronov and disband the government.
On the 12th, Zhenbekov announced the extension of the state of emergency in the capital. On the 14th, Reenbekov formally appointed Zaparov as prime minister. The day before, the Kyrgyz parliament elected Isayev from the Kyrgyz Party as its speaker.
On October 15th, Reenbekov announced his resignation from the presidency on the grounds that he “does not want to shoot at citizens.” The new prime minister Zaparov began to act as president on the 16th.
Zhenbekov is the third president in Kyrgyzstan’s history to step down due to protests. In the 2005 “Tulip” Revolution, former President Akayev was forced to step down. In 2010, demonstrators protested against government corruption and the president’s nepotism, and then President Bakiyev stepped down.
The Constitution of Kyrgyzstan stipulates that the term of office of the president is 6 years without re-election. Zhenbekov was elected in November 2017.