According to preliminary data, Sadyr Zhaparov won 79.2 per cent of votes, while 80.99 per cent of voters voted for the presidential government in Kyrgyzstan.
Despite the transformation of many processes due to the coronavirus pandemic, the past 2020 was marked by significant events for the Central Asian countries. The editorial staff of the analytical platform CABAR.asia interviewed famous political scientists in the region to mark the most important events of 2020 and to analyze the development of events and trends for 2021.
Zhibek Zhorokulova, a researcher from Kyrgyzstan, reveals the features of the 2021 early presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan and explains what challenges await the future head of state in her article written for CABAR.asia.
Zainidin Kurmanov, a political scientist from Kyrgyzstan, historian and ex-speaker of the parliament, shared his opinion on the development of parliamentarism in the country, constitutional reform and how to maintain a balance among the branches of government, in an interview for CABAR.asia.
Kyrgyzstan is holding early presidential election on January 10, 2021. 63 persons were going to run for president. However, not everyone made it to the pre-election race.
The October 5 events have caused turmoil in political and social life of Kyrgyzstan and have left their mark: the new interim government has come, deputies of the 6th convocation could not abandon their mandates, and now the amendments to the basic law of the country – the Constitution – are coming up.
Back in early October, ex-deputy Sadyr Zhaparov was in detention, and two weeks later he took over the reins of the country.
The incumbent President, Emomali Rahmon, as expected, won the election with triumph. According to the Central Election Commission, over 90 percent of voters voted for him. (more…)
A TV journalist, Raushan Aitkulova, filed a petition to the General Prosecutor’s Office against the president of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbai Zheenbekov, and the government saying they were guilty of coronavirus deaths. (more…)