Protesters clashed with police in Kyrgyzstan’s funding Monday during a protest against the outcomes of a presidential election, and dozens of people were reported hurt.
Early results from the election gave the vast majority of votes to 2 parties with ties to the ruling elites amid allegations of vote-buying.
Local press estimates that roughly 4,000 people participate in the rally in Bishkek, the nation’s capital. Smaller protests also occurred in two different Kyrgyz cities.
1 movie of the demonstration in Bishkek revealed a bunch of young guys attempted to break through the gates of a government complex that houses both parliament and the presidential office.
Police proceeded to disperse the crowds in the day, with water cannons, tear gas, and flashbang grenades.
Preliminary outcomes of this Sunday election, also reported Monday evening by Kloop, revealed that just five parties from 16 featured on the ballot won seats in the Kyrgyz parliament.
The Birimdik party, which can be considered pro-government, obtained over 26 percent of its votes. The Mekenim Kyrgyzstan party, connected to some former leading customs official, won over 24 percent of the votes. Three more parties have passed the 7 percent threshold to obtain seats in the parliament.
The election-monitoring body of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said in a report on Monday that”basic rights and freedoms had been generally respected” in this year’s election in Kyrgyzstan, but “plausible allegations of vote-buying remain a critical concern.”
Local press reported that 12 parties have signed a record Monday requiring the government to offset the outcome of the election and maintain a fresh one.
“We’ve seen legitimate lawlessness throughout the election campaign and the election day yesterday… Stress on the Republicans, intimidation of those Republicans, bribing,” Klara Sooronkulova, chief of this Reforma opposition party, said.
“We’ve talked with opposition parties and generated an opposition coalition. We are currently forming a coordination council and also requires that the Central Election Commission offset the (consequences of these ) elections within one day,” additional Zhanar Akayev, a lawmaker on the ticket of this Ata Meken resistance party.
We must hold new elections within a month,” Akayev said.
Based on media accounts, the unrest at Bishkek lasted well into the evening. Late Monday, the winning Birimdik party said that it had been prepared to get involved in a brand new election, if you be scheduled, also encouraged other parties that won seats at the parliament to perform the same.
Kyrgyzstan’s President Sooronbai Jeenbekov is known as a meeting with leaders of 16 parties on the ballot for Tuesday morning.