MOSCOW — The Central Election Commission of Kyrgyzstan announced the outcome of the weekend parliamentary election invalid on Tuesday after mass protests erupted in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, and other towns, together with opposition fans seizing government buildings instantly and demanding a fresh election.
Hundreds were wounded, and one person died. Members of many opposition parties declared plans to oust the president form a new administration.
The decision to cancel the outcome of the vote has been created to “prevent stress” from the nation, head of the Commission Nurzhan Shaildabekova told the Interfax news agency.
Mass protests in the capital, Bishkek, along with other cities broke away following the government announced early results of Sunday’s parliamentary election. They credited the vast majority of votes to 2 parties with ties to the ruling elites, amid reports of vote-buying and other offenses.
Supporters of a dozen opposition parties took to the roads on Monday, requiring the cancellation of this vote along with a fresh election.
The brutal crackdown failed to suppress the unrest, and throughout the night that the protesters broke to the authorities complex that houses both parliament and the presidential office. Interfax reported that resistance supporters also took charge of Bishkek’s City Hall.
Still another group of protesters moved to Kyrgyzstan’s State Committee of National Security, demanding to free former president Almazbek Atambayev, that had been convicted of corruption charges earlier this year and sentenced to 11 decades and two months. Security officials introduced Atambayev after discussions with the protesters.
Members of many opposition parties declared plans to oust Jeenbekov and also make a new government.
Zhanar Akayev of this Ata Meken opposition party has been offered from the Kyrgyz service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty as stating that”a new prime minister and also the people’s authorities have to be appointed,” then”a favorite election” must be hauled.
Jeenbekov on Tuesday urged leaders of opposition parties to”calm down their supporters and take them away” in the roads.
“I call on all (political) forces to set the destiny of the nation over their political aspirations and return to (behaving ) inside the legislation,” Jeenbekov explained.