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Kyrgyzstan: Unsanctioned rally in support of new PM Zhaparov takes place in Bishkek01:02

Kyrgyzstan: Unsanctioned rally in support of new PM Zhaparov takes place in Bishkek

Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek
October 14, 2020 at 15:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

An unsanctioned rally in support of new Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sadyr Zhaparov was held outside the government building in Bishkek on Wednesday.

More than a thousand people demanded the resignation of the current President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov and the appointment of Zhaparov as prime minister.

The rally was organised despite the state of emergency imposed last week banning mass events until October 21.

The parliament voted on Wednesday for the second time on Zhaparov’s appointment after President Jeenbekov vetoed its previous decision due to proxy voting.

Kyrgyzstan has been in a political crisis since the October 4 parliamentary election results were annulled last week after violent protests.

Kyrgyzstan: Unsanctioned rally in support of new PM Zhaparov takes place in Bishkek01:02
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An unsanctioned rally in support of new Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sadyr Zhaparov was held outside the government building in Bishkek on Wednesday.

More than a thousand people demanded the resignation of the current President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov and the appointment of Zhaparov as prime minister.

The rally was organised despite the state of emergency imposed last week banning mass events until October 21.

The parliament voted on Wednesday for the second time on Zhaparov’s appointment after President Jeenbekov vetoed its previous decision due to proxy voting.

Kyrgyzstan has been in a political crisis since the October 4 parliamentary election results were annulled last week after violent protests.

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