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Conflict of Kyrgyzstan’s Post-General Election

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There is no party that doesn't end. But no one expects a party to turn into chaos, especially in the context of the General Election which is often referred to as the Democratic Party.

Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet Union state, has just completed the general election process. However, until now there are still waves of protests and demonstrations by residents. Thousands of people took to the streets in the capital, Bishkek because they did not accept the final results of the general election in Kyrgyzstan. Apart from Bishkek, there were a number of small demonstrations taking place in other cities.

On Monday (05/10), demonstrators totaling around 1.000 people flooded the streets of Bishkek. Quoted from Sputnik, the demonstrators came from supporters of parties whose votes were insufficient. So, they did not get legislative seats in the government.

Protesters who gathered at Ala Too Square demanded a revision of the election results last Sunday. They also accused the government of deliberately fabricating the election results and there was practice of buying and selling votes. Anti-government protests also spread in several provincial centers on Tuesday (6/10). Meanwhile,  supporters of President Sooronbai Jeenbekov gathered in the southern city of Osh, calling for unity and order.

Kyrgyzstan, which has a population of 6.5 million, and is known to be closely allied with Russia, does have a history of political instability. Over the last 15 years, two of its presidents have been overthrown by mass action and rebellions.

The mass actions that have occurred in Bishkek and its surroundings recently might happen again. Even, Kyrgyzstan's Election Commission announced on Tuesday that it would cancel parliamentary election results after a wave of protests broke out in the country

Hopefully,  Kyrgyzstan can quickly solve its problems on its democratic journey towards a better future.

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