Kyrgyzstan’s incumbent President and PM signs constitutional law to postpone repeated Parliamentary elections

On October 22, incumbent President and Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov signed a constitutional law that will allow postponing the date of repeat parliamentary elections.

The move came after incumbent leader Zhaparov, 51, who has recently been appointed as Prime Minister of the country and has also been handed over the presidential powers following former President Sooronbay Jeenbekov’s resignation, called for amendments to the Constitution.

Besides his proposal to shrink the legislature, Zhaparov has also proposed to roll out changes in the electoral system and create a parallel people’s assembly that could force fresh elections if dissatisfied with the parliament.

A report by Zhaparov’s press service said that the need to adopt this new law has been called upon by a number of circumstances, along with the socio-political situation prevailing in the country.

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