Kyrgyzstan’s electoral agency confirms Zaparov’s election as president

Xinhua News Agency, Bishkek, January 20 (Reporter Guan Jianwu and Nurran) Kyrgyzstan’s Central Election Commission held a meeting on the 20th to confirm Zaparov’s election as president.

Kyrgyzstan held presidential elections on the 10th and held a referendum on the national government. According to the final election results announced by the Kyrgyzstan Election Committee on the 20th, Zaparov received 79.20% of the votes, and Madumarov, who ranked second, received 6.79% of the votes.

According to the Constitution of Kyrgyzstan, a candidate can be elected president with more than half of the votes. Accordingly, the Kyrgyzstan Election Committee confirmed that Zaparov was elected president.

The Kyrgyzstan Election Committee also confirmed the results of the referendum that day, that is, 81.49% of voters support the presidential system, 10.91% support the parliamentary system, and 4.47% do not support either system.

On October 4, 2020, Kyrgyzstan held parliamentary elections. Many losing parties expressed dissatisfaction with the preliminary election results, held protest rallies and clashed with the police. The Kyrgyzstan Election Committee declared the results of the parliamentary election invalid on the 6th of that month. The then President Reenbekov resigned on the 15th, and Prime Minister Zaparov assumed the power of the president. On the 24th of the month, the Kyrgyzstan-China Election Committee decided to hold the presidential election on January 10, 2021.

Kyrgyzstan held a referendum and passed a new constitution in June 2010, and the country’s government transitioned from a presidential system to a parliamentary system.

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