16 Oct 2020

Kyrgyzstan’s president says he’s quitting to avoid bloodshed

On Thursday, Kyrgyzstan’s President Sooronbai Jannbekov announced his resignation due to protests over a parliamentary election that was heavily disputed by the public. This represents the third time in just 15 years in which a Central Asian country leader has been ousted by a public uprising. Under the Kyrgyzstan constitution,

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06 Oct 2020

Post-election protests put Kyrgyzstan on brink of revolt

The results of the parliamentary election in Kyrgyzstan have sparked nation-wide outrage and protests, with demonstrators inciting violence and breaking into government headquarters early Tuesday. According to local media, protestors freed a former president from government custody. Authorities have not completely ruled out holding another vote to confirm or refute

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