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Kyrgyzstan faces third wave of COVID-19; Cabinet says situation under control

Kyrgyzstan faces third wave of COVID-19; Cabinet says situation under control

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva  BISHKEK: Health authorities in Kyrgyzstan have announced that the third wave of COVID-19 has begun in the country as the epidemiological situation has deteriorated sharply lately. The statistics show that the daily number of new cases is more than 1,000 per day. Minister of Health and Social Development of the country Alymkadyr Beishenaliev […]

Kyrgyzstan mourns victims of border conflict with Tajikistan

Kyrgyzstan mourns victims of border conflict with Tajikistan

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva BISHKEK: President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov signed a decree, according to which May 1-2, 2021 are declared days of national mourning in the republic. According to the decree, as a result of the armed conflict on April 29-30, 2021, on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border in Batken Oblast of Kyrgyzstan, there are numerous casualties […]

Kyrgyzstan rolls out COVID-19 vaccination program

Kyrgyzstan rolls out COVID-19 vaccination program

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva   BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan started the first stage of COVID-19 vaccination on March 29. Earlier, on March 19, the Central Asian country received a batch of 150,000 China-donated vaccine doses. This amount of vaccines will be enough for 75,000 people, since the vaccine is injected twice with an interval of 25-28 days. Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry of […]

Return of presidential system among massive political changes in Kyrgyzstan

Return of presidential system among massive political changes in Kyrgyzstan

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva  BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan has elected a new president, formed a new government, reformed the structure of the government, changed the form of government and now wants to amend the main law – the Constitution of the country. All these changes were started after people’s discontent with the October 4, 2020 parliamentary election results turned […]

Kyrgyz voters cast ballots in presidential elections and referendum

Kyrgyz voters cast ballots in presidential elections and referendum

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva Reporter, Kyrgyzstan BISHKEK: Kyrgyz voters started to cast ballots on January 10 to elect a new president and to determine the form of government. The voting started in polling station located in Russia’s Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk at 3.00 a.m. (Bishkek time) and the voting began at 8.00 a.m. of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk time. A total of […]

Yearender: Top 10 events in Kyrgyzstan in 2020

Yearender: Top 10 events in Kyrgyzstan in 2020

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva BISHKEK: The year was difficult in every sense and in all the spheres. The COVID-19 pandemic declared by WHO in March 2020, ruined all the plans planned for 2020 and exposed problems in health care in many countries. In general the current year has brought a lot of problems. First of all, these […]

Kyrgyzstan’s participation in Belt and Road Initiative is vital for country

Kyrgyzstan’s participation in Belt and Road Initiative is vital for country

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva Reporter, Kyrgyzstan BISHBECK: Kyrgyz and Chinese, who were linked by the Silk Road in ancient times, now are linked by the joint One Belt, One Road project. The Belt and Road initiative, announced by Chinese leader Xi Jinping in 2013, unites the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. […]

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 […]

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