Almazbek Atambayev, Ex-President of Kyrgyzstan, Is Going to Participate in New Elections

Embattled politician wants to restore his rights to the party

Ex-President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev may take part in new parliamentary elections, according to his former assistant Adil Turdukulov.

As Turdukulov noted, the former president is going to participate in the country’s political life with his party and now he wants to restore his rights to the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan. 

«Atambayev will not stay out of fighting,» he said.

According to Turdukulov probably there will be new elections to the Zhogorku Kenesh (Kyrgyz Parliament).

Today at 4:30 AM, Almazbek Atambayev was released from the detention facility in the country’s capital Bishkek. As reported, protesters entered into the State Committee of National Security building and after brief negotiations with officials took Atambayev away by car. The ex-president is expected to give a speech before protesters.

Earlier Security Council of Kyrgyzstan announced the cancellation of the election results. According to officials, all who have been involved in cheating with voting will be arrested. However, the Central Elections Committee stated that the decision about the cancellation might be made later.

On Monday, October 5 protesters took the streets in the Kyrgyz cities of Bishkek, Naryn and Talas, showing disagreement with the results of the parliamentary election, when seats in the parliament got only four parties from 16 parties that participated.

Protesters want to cancel the election results and vote again. More than 100 people were injured during the riots.

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