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Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 18:21
Kyrgyzstan to rerun parliamentary poll on Dec 20
By Xinhua
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 18:21 By Xinhua

Protesters wave Kyrgyz national flags as they wait for Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sadyr Zhaparov's speech, in front of the government building in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on Oct 14, 2020. (VLADIMIR VORONIN / AP)

BISHKEK - A new parliamentary election in Kyrgyzstan will be held on Dec 20, the press service of the country's Central Election Commission (CEC) reported on Wednesday.

Acting President and Prime Minister Sadyr Zhaparov assured the upcoming parliamentary election will be held transparently and in an organized manner

The decision was made at a meeting of CEC members earlier in the day, according to the report.

Acting President and Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov assured the upcoming parliamentary election will be held transparently and in an organized manner.

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The previous parliamentary election was held on Oct 4, with a total of 16 political parties taking part in the race. Preliminary results showed that four parties crossed the 7 percent threshold to enter the parliament.

Supporters of political parties that failed to win seats organized protests in Bishkek demanding the annulment of election results, claiming gross violations.

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On Oct 6, the CEC annulled the results of the election.


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