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Law enforcement officers are seen during a rally against the parliamentary elections results, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. - Sputnik International

Live Updates: Sadyr Japarov Replaces Kubatbek Boronov as Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan

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The capital of Kyrgyzstan saw mass protests after the preliminary results of Sunday's parliamentary election, supporting the parties that failed to qualify and demanding a re-vote.

Protesters in Bishkek have broken into an area of the White House where the parliament and the presidential administration of Kyrgyzstan are situated, according to a Sputnik correspondent.

Protesters supporting the parties that did not make it into parliament rammed the gate with a truck and then rushed inside.

According to witnesses, a convoy of cars left the parliament building a few minutes before the incident. When the protesters arrived, there were no officials or guards inside the building.

The caption says: "The protesters entered the White House. The son of former President Almazbek Atambayev, Kadyr Atambayev, was taken into the building".
The caption says: "Territory near the White House in Kyrgyzstan right now".

The Kyrgyz capital saw protests after the preliminary results of parliamentary elections were released on Sunday. An estimated 2,000 demonstrators gathered on Monday in Bishkek to demand a new vote and support parties that did not pass the seven percent vote threshold to gain seats in parliament.

The political party Birimdik ("Unity"), which is leading in the parliamentary election, agreed to a re-vote "if they are announced".

Amid the protests, Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov on Tuesday announced plans to meet with the leaders of the political parties that participated in the election.

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18:24 GMT 06.10.2020
Vigilantes Begin Guarding Shopping Malls, Important Buildings in Bishkek Amid Unrest

Vigilantes have begun guarding shopping malls and other important buildings in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek from looters as widespread public unrest continues following parliamentary elections in the Central Asian country, a member of the vigilante group told the 24.kg news portal on Tuesday.

"We have several Telegram channels and group chats, which we use to organize and alter our work. We are keeping order in the city. Today, we went to guard the OTRK [Public Kyrgyz broadcaster], large shopping centres… as well as the printing house Uchkun, which houses Channel Five and the Pyramid media group", Alexander Skidanov told the portal.

17:35 GMT 06.10.2020
UN Chief Follows Protests in Kyrgyzstan, Calls For Utmost Restraint, Spokesman Says

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres closely follows the protests in Kyrgyzstan and urges all actors to show the utmost restraint and avoid violence, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a statement on Tuesday.

“The Secretary-General is closely monitoring the situation in the Kyrgyz Republic”, Dujarric said. “The Secretary-General regrets the loss of life and urges all involved to exercise the utmost restraint and refrain from violence".

Guterres has also called on all Kyrgyz actors to engage in dialogue and agree on a settlement within the constitutional framework, Dujarric said.

The United Nations is ready to assist toward a peaceful resolution of the crisis, including through its Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, the spokesman added.

16:43 GMT 06.10.2020
Present Kyrgyz Parliament to Work Until New One Elected - Ex-Premier

The current parliament of Kyrgyzstan will perform its duties until a new one is elected, Former Prime Minister Temir Sariyev, a member of the coordination council of 13 parties formed amid the political turmoil in the country, said.

"We are all on the same page that this assembly should work until a new Jogorku Kenesh is elected, otherwise we will plunge into a legal vacuum," Sariyev said, according to the 24.kg news agency.

15:31 GMT 06.10.2020
Japarov Replaces Boronov as Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov has resigned amid large-scale protests in the country and was replaced by Sadyr Japarov, the country's parliament said on Tuesday.

According to the Kabar news agency, Boronov's statement was read by lawmaker Mirlan Bakirov at an extraordinary session of the parliament, which is being held in the Dostuk hotel.

Opposition politician Sadyr Japarov, who was released from prison on Monday, has become the new prime minister of Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the republic's parliament told Sputnik.

14:56 GMT 06.10.2020
Exclusive Shots From Kyrgyzstan's 'White House' After it Was Seized by Protesters
14:43 GMT 06.10.2020
Kyrgyz Parl't Speaker Jumabekov Resigns
14:22 GMT 06.10.2020
EU Urges Kyrgyz Political Forces to Act Peacefully Within Constitution

The European Union is urging the political authorities in Kyrgyzstan to act peacefully and within the country's constitution amid the widespread public unrest following Sunday's parliamentary elections that have subsequently been annulled by the Central Election Commission, the bloc's foreign affairs spokesman Peter Stano said in a statement.

"The EU calls on all political forces in the country to act within the framework of the constitution and to settle their disagreements peacefully. We look forward to new credible, transparent and inclusive elections, in line with Kyrgyzstan’s international commitments and the democratic rights of its citizens, being organized," the published statement read.

The bloc will continue to support democratic and developmental processes in Kyrgyzstan, Stano added.

13:58 GMT 06.10.2020
Unknown People Trying to Break Into Extraordinary Parl't Session, Reports Suggest
13:27 GMT 06.10.2020
Unknown People Trying to Break Into Building of Kyrgyz Gold Company Kyrgyzaltyn, Reports Suggest

Unknown persons seized Kyrgyzaltyn's only gold refinery in Kara-Balt, local news agency 24.kg reported, citing the company.

Several dozen people entered the territory of the enterprise in the afternoon. It is not known what demands were made and the supporters of which party these people represent, the agency said.

Now, Kyrgyzaltyn has no communication with the refinery, it said.

The company confirmed the reports.

Earlier in the day, unknown people were trying to break into the building of Kyrgyzaltyn, the country's largest gold miner.

12:44 GMT 06.10.2020
Kyrgyz Pro-Gov't Party Supports Decision to Annul Results of Parliamentary Elections

Kyrgyz pro-government political party Mekenim Kyrgyzstan (My Homeland Kyrgyzstan) that secured the second place in the parliamentary elections approves the decision to annul the results of the vote, the head of the party, Mirlan Bakirov, said on Tuesday.

"Today, the Central Election Commission annulled the results of the elections, and we agree with this decision," Bakirov told reporters.

According to Bakirov, Mekenim Kyrgyzstan noted "pressure and violations" during the vote.

12:03 GMT 06.10.2020
Moscow Hopes Kyrgyz Crisis Will Be Solved Peacefully, Russian Foreign Ministry

The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed hope on Tuesday that the crisis in Kyrgyzstan would be settled peacefully and called on all the political forces in the country to act responsibly.

"Russia is interested in the domestic political stability in Kyrgyzstan, which is its strategic partner and ally, in safety and well-being of the friendly people ... We hope that the crisis will be soon resolved in compliance with the law, through negotiations, without use of force," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Moscow noted that Kyrgyzstan's democratic development should be a priority.

"We are calling on all the political forces to act wisely and responsibly in this critical moment for the sake of maintaining domestic stability and safety," the Russian Foreign Ministry added.

11:51 GMT 06.10.2020
Kyrgyz Central Election Commission Expected to Announce New Elections Within 14 Days, Reports Suggest

The Kyrgyz Central Election Commission (CEC) should set repeat parliamentary elections within two weeks, the official news agency Kabar reported on Tuesday, citing CEC Deputy Chairman Abdyzhapar Bekmatov.

Bekmatov told Kabar that the CEC would be obligated to hold the elections within 60 days after a relevant announcement.

09:48 GMT 06.10.2020
Kyrgyz Opposition Coordinating Council Could Invite Jeenbekov to Resign Voluntarily, Reports Suggest

The Kyrgyz opposition coordination council could urge President Sooronbay Jeenbekov to resign amid protests against the results of the parliamentary elections, 24.kg news agency reported on Tuesday.

According to the news agency, Kyrgyz politicians are looking into two possible ways to stabilize the political situation: the coordination council does not rule out a call on Jeenbekov to step down, and the parliament could make a decision, at its upcoming special session, to impeach the Kyrgyz leader.

09:48 GMT 06.10.2020
Kyrgyz Health Ministry Says Clashes Between Protesters, Police Leave 686 People Injured

The number of people injured in Kyrgyzstan in the clashes between protesters and law enforcement agents has grown to 686, and the death toll stands at one, the Health Ministry told Sputnik on Tuesday.

"As of 15:00 [09:00 GMT], 686 injured people sought assistance in medical centers on October 6, 2020," a spokesperson for the ministry said.

According to the spokesman, 164 injured people were hospitalized, seven of them are in the intensive care units, a 19-year-old man died, and 521 persons were discharged after receiving urgent assistance.

09:08 GMT 06.10.2020
Kyrgyz Parl't to Convene on Tuesday for Urgent Session

The Kyrgyz parliament will convene later on Tuesday for an emergency session amid protests against the results of the parliamentary elections, press secretary Ibrahim Nurakun uulu said.

"Today, the parliament will convene for a special session at 16:00 [10:00 GMT], at Dostuk hotel," the press secretary wrote on Twitter.

09:08 GMT 06.10.2020
Kyrgyz Central Commission Declares Parliamentary Election Results Void
Parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan - Sputnik International
Kyrgyz Central Commission Declares Parliamentary Election Results Void
08:02 GMT 06.10.2020
Bishkek Mayor Resigns Amid Protests, Adviser Says
07:54 GMT 06.10.2020
Kyrgyz Opposition Leaders Call on Parliament to Convene for Appointing New Cabinet

Leaders of the Kyrgyz opposition forces are calling on the parliament to convene for appointing a new composition of the cabinet, an opposition politician, Adahan Madumarov, said on Tuesday.

"We have a parliament, and it is legitimate, whether we want it or not. So we are calling on it to convene and appoint a new composition of the government," Madumarov said at a press conference, held amid protests.

The opposition politician stressed the importance of legitimization.

"It is not proper to just seize offices or appoint someone. We should act in compliance with the law," Madumarov stressed.

07:24 GMT 06.10.2020
Coordination Council Aimed at Restoring Legal Order Established in Kyrgyzstan, Reports Suggest

A group of Kyrgyz politicians has announced that a coordination council, aimed at "restoring the legal framework" in the country, has been established, Kyrgyzstan's 24.kg news agency reported on Tuesday, citing sources.

Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Temir Sariyev confirmed this information to 24.kg and said that the coordination council would make a statement at a press conference in Bishkek.

Sariyev and another ex-prime minister, Omurbek Babanov, are reportedly among the members of the council.

07:12 GMT 06.10.2020
Kyrgyz Opposition 'Appoints Interim Mayor' of Capital Bishkek
06:34 GMT 06.10.2020
Clashes in Kyrgyzstan Leave 190 Law Enforcement Agents Injured, Center for Prevention of Torture Reports

As many as 190 police officers were injured in clashes with protesters in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, the National Center for the Prevention of Torture told Sputnik on Tuesday.

"Total of 190 police officers were injured in the unrest in Bishkek. Six of them are in grave condition," a spokesman for the center said.

According to the spokesman, four special vehicles were burnt down, and six special vehicles were smashed up by protesters.

06:16 GMT 06.10.2020
Ex-Kyrgyz President Atambayev Expected to Make Statement Later on Tuesday

Former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, who was freed from custody by protesters earlier on Tuesday, will make a statement later in the day, his ally from the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan told Sputnik.

"Almazbek Sharshenovich will deliver an address today, at 14:00 [08:00 GMT]. Then, Sapar [Isakov, ex-prime minister] will take the floor," Atambayev's ally said.

05:59 GMT 06.10.2020
Kyrgyz Protesters Free Ex-PM Zhantoro Satybaldiyev From Prison, Sputnik Correspondent Says

Protesters in Kyrgyzstan freed from a detention facility in Bishkek ex-head of the presidential administration, Farid Niyazov, who is suspected of staging mass riots, a witness told Sputnik on Tuesday.

According to a Sputnik correspondent, former Prime Minister Zhantoro Satybaldiyev was also freed.

"Farid Niyazov was freed from the first detention facility in Bishkek today," the witness said.

According to him, Kanat Sagynbaev, a bodyguard of ex-Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, was freed as well.

Niyazov and Sagynbayev are suspected of staging the mass riots that emerged in August 2019 in the village of Koy Tash. Back then, one special forces officer was killed and 136 people were injured in clashes between Atambayev's supporters and the law enforcement agencies.

05:39 GMT 06.10.2020
Protesters Release Ex-Head of Presidential Administration Farid Niyazov From Detention Facility, Sputnik Correspondent Says
05:24 GMT 06.10.2020
Protesters in Kyrgyzstan Plan to 'Appoint' Interim Prime Minister, Opposition Mekenchil Party Leader Says

Protesters in Kyrgyzstan are set to appoint an interim prime minister, the leader of opposition political party Mekenchil said on Tuesday.

"We plan to appoint an interim prime minister," Kamchybek Tashiev told reporters.

According to Tashiev, opposition politician Sadyr Japarov, who was earlier freed from prison by protesters, is a possible candidate. Japarov was serving his term for taking a person hostage during the 2013 unrest.

05:22 GMT 06.10.2020
Kyrgyzstan's Central Bank Recommends Local Banks to Close on Tuesday and Boost Security Amid Protests
05:09 GMT 06.10.2020
Kyrgyz Gov't Working in 'Special Mode', Trying to Ensure Legal Order
04:54 GMT 06.10.2020
Kyrgyz President Says Some Political Forces Tried to Seize Power Illegally Overnight

Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov has said that some political forces tried to seize power illegally overnight and called on the leaders of political parties to "calm down their supporters".

"I urge my compatriots to remain calm and not succumb to provocations", the president continued.

Jeenbekov added that he has ordered the security forces not to open fire at protesters.

"In order to avoid bloodshed, I have ordered the security forces not to open fire. Until now, we have taken all measures to prevent the situation from escalating. Peace in the country and stability in society are above the parliamentary mandate", the head of state said.

Law enforcement officers are seen during a rally against the parliamentary elections results, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. - Sputnik International
04:31 GMT 06.10.2020
Protesters Reportedly Seize Government Building in Bishkek, Cabinet Representative Says

The building of the government of Kyrgyzstan has been seized by protesters, a representative of the Cabinet told Sputnik.

"We cannot get to work. There are some unknown people in the building, they’re not letting us inside", the official says.

According to him, most likely these are protesters.

As the representative of the Cabinet of Ministers added, he did not see any signs of looting or vandalism in the government building.

03:48 GMT 06.10.2020
Supporters of Incumbent President Gather For Demonstrations in Kyrgyz City of Osh

Demonstrations in support of the incumbent Kyrgyz president, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, are being held in the city of Osh, with an estimated 500 people gathered in the city square, according to Sputnik correspondent.

Some of the demonstrators agree with the election results, while others do not.

The president's younger brother and deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh [parliament], Asylbek Jeenbekov, spoke to the crowd. According to a Sputnik correspondent, he could not say when the president would address the protesters.

03:30 GMT 06.10.2020
Protesters in Bishkek Reportedly Seize City Hall

Protesters against preliminary results of the parliamentary election in Kyrgyzstan seized the city hall in Bishkek, Kyrgyz news agency 24.kg reported, citing city mayor Aziz Surakmatov.

03:01 GMT 06.10.2020
One Person Dead as Result of Mass Protests in Bishkek

One person died as a result of the mass protests in Bishkek, while 590 people were injured, with 13 in serious condition, the Kyrgyz Health Ministry said.

02:52 GMT 06.10.2020
Kyrgyz President Admits Possibility to Annul Results of Parliamentary Elections

BISHKEK (Sputnik) - Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov admitted that the results of the country's parliamentary elections could be canceled, spokeswoman Tolgonay Stamaliyeva told Sputnik.

"Taking into account the current situation, the head of state recommends that the Central Election Commission carefully study the materials related to violations, up to the annulment of the results of parliamentary elections," Stamaliyeva said.

According to the spokeswoman, Jeenbekov is in Bishkek, "controls the situation and expresses confidence that all political forces will put the interests of the country above their own, will not allow a split in society and other fears that worry the country's citizens."

01:41 GMT 06.10.2020
Video: Massive Fire Engulfes White House Amid Protests in Kyrgyz Capital
Bishkek's White House on fire - Sputnik International
Video: Massive Fire Engulfs White House Amid Protests in Kyrgyz Capital
01:24 GMT 06.10.2020
Former Kyrgyz PM Sapar Isakov, Convicted of Corruption, Has Been Freed by Protesters

BISHKEK (Sputnik) - Protesters in Bishkek have freed ex-Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov from prison, his lawyer Zamir Zhooshev told Sputnik.

Earlier, protesters freed former President Almazbek Atambayev.

"Sapar Isakov was released today. He is at large," Zhooshev said.

Isakov led the cabinet under Atambayev. In December 2019, Isakov was sentenced to 15 years for corruption during the modernization of the Kyrgyz capital's heat and power plant. In June, the ex-prime minister was sentenced to another prison term - for corruption during the reconstruction of a history museum in Bishkek and the construction of a hippodrome in the city of Cholpon-Ata.

01:01 GMT 06.10.2020
Fire Erupts in Bishkek's White House Earlier Seized by Protesters

Fire occured in White House in the Kyrgyz capital after the protesters seized it earlier on Tuesday. Later, firefighters have arrived at the scene.

23:24 GMT 05.10.2020
Video: Kyrgyz White House in First Minutes After Seizure by Protesters
Screenshot from a drone video showing the White House in Bishkek in first minutes after seizure by protesters - Sputnik International
Video: Kyrgyz White House in First Minutes After Seizure by Protesters
22:37 GMT 05.10.2020
Ex-President Atambaev Released From Custody Following Protesters' Demands

Former President Almazbek Atambaev was released following the demands of protesters who earlier broke into the building of the State Committee for National Security, according to a Sputnik correspondent.

22:32 GMT 05.10.2020
Video Shows Protesters in Kyrgyz Parliament
22:28 GMT 05.10.2020
Bishkek Protesters Vandalise President's Cabinet in White House

Photos shared in Telegram show protesters vandalising the cabinet of Kyrgyz President in the White House.

22:15 GMT 05.10.2020
Kyrgyz President Urges Protest Organisers to Be Prudent

"The President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Jeenbekov is in Bishkek. The head of state at his workplace in the building of the Jogorku Kenesh [Parliament]. Until 2 a.m., he held individual dialogues with all political forces. The President counts on the prudence of the organizers of the protest action", President's press secretary Tolgonai Stamalieva told Sputnik.

22:13 GMT 05.10.2020
Protesters in Bishkek Demand Release of Former President Almazbek Atambaev

The protesters demanded release of former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev, who is currently held in custody in the building of the State Committee for National Security, a Sputnik correspondent said.

22:03 GMT 05.10.2020
Bishkek Protesters Break Gates of State Committee for National Security Building, Enter Territory

The protesters broke the gates of the bulding of State Committee for National Security and entered the territory, according to a Sputnik correspondent.

21:51 GMT 05.10.2020
Protesters Head to Building Housing the State Committee for National Security, Where Former Kyrgyz President Atambaev is Currently Being Held

Some protesters moved to the headquarters of the State Committee for National Security, where former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev is currently in custody, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

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