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Kyrgyzstan Parliament names Sadyr Zhaparov, 51, as new Prime Minister

Kyrgyzstan Parliament names Sadyr Zhaparov, 51, as new Prime Minister

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva Reporter, Kyrgyzstan Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan’s parliament on Saturday chose 51-year-old Sadyr Zhaparov as the country’s new prime minister. The decision is expected to end the power vacuum in the Central Asian nation created by the protests started after the announcement of the parliamentary election results. Holding an extraordinary session in the capital Bishkek, […]

Parliamentary elections underway in Kyrgyzstan amid strict anti-COVID measures

Parliamentary elections underway in Kyrgyzstan amid strict anti-COVID measures

  By Nurzhan Kasmalieva Reporter, Kyrgyzstan  BISHKEK: Parliamentary elections got underway on Sunday in Kyrgyzstan amid COVID-19 pandemic. Sixteen political parties are competing for the 120 seats for the new quinquennial term. A total of 2,474 polling stations have been opened throughout the country at 8 a.m. local time and will remain open until 8 […]

Kyrgyzstan to hold multiparty parliamentary elections on October 4 amid pandemic

Kyrgyzstan to hold multiparty parliamentary elections on October 4 amid pandemic

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva Reporter, Kyrgyzstan BISHKEK: Sixteen political parties will run in the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan slated for October 4. The Kyrgyz parliament has 120 seats with members elected for a five-year term by party-list proportional voting. According to Kyrgyz legislation, to win seats, parties must pass a national electoral threshold of 7%, and […]

Kyrgyzstan celebrates State Language Day

Kyrgyzstan celebrates State Language Day

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva Chief of international affairs department, Kabar News Agency, Kyrgyzstan Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan celebrated the State Kyrgyz Language Day on September 23, an occasion marked annually on this day after the Supreme Council of the Kyrgyz SSR adopted a law on the state language on September 23, 1989, and the Kyrgyz language received the […]

UNA media forum emphasizes harmony among religions, cultures

UNA media forum emphasizes harmony among religions, cultures

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva BISHKEK: Peaceful co-existence of religions and cultures is a requisite in the fight against extremism and clashes between cultures and civilizations, the secretary general of the Muslim World League (MWL) has said. Dr. Muhammad bin Abdulkarim Al Issa emphasized the importance of strengthening the fight against religious radicalism and extremism during a […]

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