Kyrgyzstan: Protesters clashed with police in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, during a protest against the parliamentary election results on Monday. Dozens of people were reported injured.
Local reports said at least 590 people were injured. A news agency reported at least one death.
The first results of the election gave a majority of votes to the two parties affiliated with the ruling classes in the country.
Later, an opposition politician, who declared himself Kyrgyz prosecutor general, suggested Election results to be canceled According to local news media. According to reports, 12 parties have signed the document demanding the cancellation of the election results and the holding of a new one.
“During the election campaign and yesterday’s election day, we all witnessed a real immorality,” said Clara Suronculova, leader of the opposition in Reforma. “Voter pressure, voter intimidation, bribery.”
The Election Commission of Europe’s Security and Cooperation’s Election Monitoring Committee said in a report on Monday that “fundamental rights and freedoms were” totally respected “in this year’s elections in Kyrgyzstan, but” credible allegations of vote-buying remain a matter of grave concern. ”
Local news agencies estimate that about 4,000 people attended the rally in Bishkek, and small protests are taking place in the other two Kyrgyz cities.
A video of a protest in Bishkek shows a group of young people trying to enter the gates of a government complex with parliament and the presidential office.
Water cannons, tear gas, and flash bang grenades and police and taken away in the evening to disperse the crowd using.
On Tuesday morning, protesters succeeded in trespassing on government and state security headquarters and local news websites Akipras and 24.kg, Reuters reported. According to local reports, protesters released a former president, Almazbek Atambayev, and several other senior officials.
Preliminary results of Sunday’s election, which was reported on Monday evening, show that only five of the 16 parties that won seats in the Kyrgyz parliament have won seats.
The pro-government Birindik party received more than 26 per cent of the vote. The Kyrgyzstan party, which is affiliated with a former customs official, won more than 24 percent. The other three parties crossed the 7 percent threshold to win seats in parliament.
According to news reports, the unrest in Bishkek continued well into the night. Late on Monday, the winning Birindik party said it was ready to run in the new elections, one that should be scheduled and the other parties that won seats were asked to do the same.
Kyrgyz President Soronboi Jinbekov called a meeting of leaders of 16 parties on Tuesday morning.