Nation of 6.5 million people has Leader Sadyr Japarov on whirlwind journey from a prison cell to high office in less than 100 days. Seventeen contestants are in race of presidential poll low key in snowy streets of the capital, Bishkek. 120 seat in parliament, the referendum that runs alongside the election, people will decide whether they prefer the current parliamentary system, a presidential one, or neither an option that remains unclear.
Kyrgyzstan go for presidential votes on Sunday in an early presidential election. Kyrgyzstan’s Jan 10 presidential election & referendum with a great line-up of speakers from Kyrgyzstan.
Opposition supporters accused authorities of rigging the vote and forced president Sooronbai Jeenbekov to step down on October 15.
Sadyr Zhaparov, a 52-year-old politician who was freed from jail by protesters and then spearheaded Mr Jeenbekov’s removal from office, is widely expected to win the presidency.