The electoral authorities in Kyrgyzstan have invalidated the results of parliamentary elections following violent protests in Bishkek.
The electoral authorities in Kyrgyzstan have invalidated the results of parliamentary elections following violent protests in Bishkek.The Central Election Commission of Kyrgyzstan declared the parliamentary election results invalid on Oct. 6, 2020, which took place on Oct. 4, after mass protests erupted in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, and other cities, with opposition supporters seizing government buildings overnight and demanding a new election. Health Ministry said that about 590 people were injured and one person was killed during the protests. The protests broke out in Bishkek after authorities announced that four political parties out of 16 passed the threshold for entry into parliament during the election. Three of these four parties had close ties to President Sooronbai Jeenbekov. Members of several opposition parties announced plans to remove the president and form a new government. Subsequently, a member of the commission, Gulnyr Dzhurabayeva, said the decision to cancel the election result was made due to the political situation.