Oct 16, 2020
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Kyrgyz parliament lifts state of emergency in Bishkek

The state of emergency in the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, has been canceled, RIA Novosti reports.

It is reported that the deputies of the parliament of the republic unanimously voted to abolish the state of emergency, which was introduced by the resigned President Sooronbai Jeenbekov amid mass protests.

Let us remind you that after the parliamentary elections on October 4, mass protests began in the republic. As a result of clashes between demonstrators and security forces and riots, more than 1,200 people were injured.

Amid the protests, the heads of four regions, the country's prime minister, the mayor of Bishkek and a number of other officials left their posts.

On October 9, Jeenbekov signed a decree on the introduction of a state of emergency in Bishkek. The parliament of the republic did not approve the decree. On October 12, the head of state re-announced the introduction of a state of emergency in the capital.

On October 15, Jeenbekov announced his resignation. The country's parliament should consider this issue on Friday.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sadyr Japarov said that the powers of the head of state are transferred to him in full.

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