New state of emergency imposed in Kyrgyzstan

On October 12, President Sooronbai Jeenbeko imposed a new state of emergency in Kyrgyzstan after the Parliament failed to consider and approve his previous order within the legally required three days.  

According to the office of President Sooronbai Jeenbekov, the state of emergency in Bishkek will last from 8 p.m. on October 12 to 7 a.m. on Oct. 19 and implies a curfew, a ban on rallies and other public events, and travel restrictions. The new decree also reiterates the order to deploy troops to the capital to enforce the measure. 

Kyrgyzstan, has plunged into chaos after mass protests erupted as Parliamentary election appeared to show parties connected to the ruling elite winning. After massive protests broke out causing some damage to the government building also, the Central Election Commission nullified the ballots. The resignation of Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov followed. The political factions in Kyrgyzstan are divided over successor to the Prime Minister. 

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