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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 […]

Northern Kyrgyzstan, Con Dao (Vietnam), Isphahan (Iran) selected by NYT among top places to visit in 2021

Northern Kyrgyzstan, Con Dao (Vietnam), Isphahan (Iran) selected by NYT among top places to visit in 2021

SEOUL: Northern Kyrgyzstan, Con Dao, an archipelago of 16 mostly uninhabited islets just off the southern coast of Vietnam, and Isphahan, Iran, have been selected by the New York Times among 52 places to visit in 2021. “We asked readers to tell us about the spots that have delighted, inspired and comforted them in a […]

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’s rerun parliamentary elections delayed until after constitutional reform

Kyrgyzstan’s rerun parliamentary elections delayed until after constitutional reform

  BISHKEK: Acting President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov signed the constitutional law of the Kyrgyz Republic to postpone the date of repeat parliamentary elections until the constitutional reform. The press service of the acting president said that the need to adopt the constitutional law is dictated by a number of circumstances, as well as the […]

Kyrgyzstan President resigns on anniversary of assuming power

Kyrgyzstan President resigns on anniversary of assuming power

BISHKEK: President Sooronbai Jeenbekov has resigned, saying he did not want to be remembered in the history of Kyrgyzstan as the President who shed blood and shot at his own citizens. As the unrest linked to the announced results of the parliamentary elections on October 4 has not abated and the social and political situation […]

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, […]

Kyrgyzstan cancels parliamentary election results; president calls for calm

Kyrgyzstan cancels parliamentary election results; president calls for calm

BISHKEK: The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Kyrgyzstan has declared invalid the voting results in the parliamentary elections held on Monday, Kabar news agency reported, quoting the press service of the CEC of the Kyrgyz Republic. In total, 16 political parties took part in the elections held every five years for the 120 seats. Kabar […]

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 […]

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