Kyrgyzstan’s Central Election Commission annuls the results of the October 4 parliamentary elections.
Protesters seize national security building, free ex President during protests against alleged vote rigging.
Protesters demonstrating against the results of Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentary elections stormed the country’s parliament and presidential offices in the capital Bishkek, leaving one person dead and hundreds wounded following clashes with police.
Kyrgyzstan’s President Sooronbay Jeenbekov losing control over the country as post-election protests put Bishkek on brink of revolt?
Protestors in #Kyrgyzstan overtook the state TV (KTRK), four men took to the live TV to ask other protestors to protest peacefully
Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov called on his political opponents Tuesday to calm their supporters after protesters against parliamentary election results stormed the parliament building and presidential offices overnight and released jailed former President Almazbek Atambayev.
In a statement published on his Facebook account, the pro-Kremlin president described the acts of protesters who broke into the buildings in the capital of Bishkek as an illegal attempt to seize state power. He said he ordered security forces to not open fire to prevent bloodshed and claimed that they have taken “all possible measures” to prevent the situation from worsening.
Kyrgyz Central Election Commission today declared the results of the parliamentary elections void amid violent protests. Over 680 people and 190 policemen were injured in clashes between protesters and law enforcement agencies.
On Monday, about 2,000 supporters of parties that did not make it to the republic’s Parliament in Bishkek gathered on the central Ala-Too square. They demanded that election results be canceled and a repeat vote be held.
Today, protesters broke into the White House building, which hosts the Parliament and Presidential office. They then moved towards the State Committee for National Security, where the former leader of the country, Almazbek Atambayev, was in custody, and freed him. Elections to the Kyrgyz parliament were held on October 4.