Nationalist politician Sadyr Zhaparov wins landslide victory in Kyrgyzstan Presidential election

In the presidential election in Kyrgyzstan, Nationalist politician Sadyr Zhaparov won a landslide victory on January 10. It must be noted that the elections were triggered by the collapse of the previous government in power.

Cited by Kyrgyzstan’s Central Election Commission (CEC), the preliminary results showed that Zhaparov has won almost 80 per cent of the vote in the Central Asian nation, which is closely allied with Russia, which also means that there will be no run-off.

The commission said, “More than 80 percent of voters have also supported a proposal to reform the constitution to give the president greater powers at parliament’s expense.” The reform would be enacted by June this year, said Zhaparov, adding, “One or two years will not be enough to fix everything, we can do it in three or four years and it will require stability.”

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