Kyrgyz President announces resignation

Added On October 16, 2020

In an address to the Kyrgyz people, Jeenbekov said peace in Kyrgyzstan, the integrity of the country, the unity of the people and tranquility in society remain priorities above all. Noting that the socio-political situation in Bishkek remains tense, Jeenbekov called on Prime Minister Sadyr Zhaparov and other politicians to withdraw their supporters from the country's capital and return peace to the people of Bishkek. The protests in Bishkek began after the Oct. 4 parliamentary elections. Some parties which failed to enter the parliament organized the protests, demanding the annulment of the election results and claiming gross violations. The protests led to clashes between police and protesters.