Zhaparov becomes Kyrgyzstan new PM
Published: 03:24 PM, 11 October 2020
Kyrgyzstan opposition leader Sadyr Zhaparov has been named the country's new prime minister as the Kyrgyz parliament on Saturday approved the populist politician.
Earlier on Saturday, Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov has resigned amid widespread violent protests by the country’s opposition, resulting in the cancellation of Sunday’s parliament elections results.
Protesters stormed the National Assembly building, the Presidential Palace and the main security building, forcing the Election Commission to cancel the results of the just-concluded parliamentary elections on Tuesday.
In such a situation, Prime Minister Kubatbek stepped down from power.
Meanwhile, the country's election commission also announced the cancellation of the results of last Sunday's parliamentary polls.
Despite the resignation of the Prime Minister and Speaker, president Sooronbay Jeenbekov is still in office. But the president has indicated he is ready to resign.
Kyrgyzstan's Central Election Commission (CEC) on Tuesday annulled the results of the elections after clashes between police and protesters.
The CEC said Friday that it will set a time for the repeat parliamentary elections by November 6. However, the protests of different political forces are still going on in the capital Bishkek.