President of Kyrgyzstan Reported of an Attempt to Seize Power in the Country
OREANDA-NEWS. An attempt to unlawfully change power took place in Kyrgyzstan last night, the country’s President Sooronbay Jeenbekov said.
“Last night, some political forces tried to illegally seize state power. Using the election results as a pretext, they disrupted public order. They disrupted the peaceful life of the city residents. They disobeyed law enforcement officers, beat doctors and damaged buildings,” the politician said. Jeenbekov noted that he had ordered the security forces not to open fire “not to endanger the life of a single citizen.”
According to the head of the state, he suggested that the Central Election Commission investigate possible violations and, if necessary, annul the election results. He asked all political forces to return to the legal field. “I call on all my compatriots to keep the peace and not give in to the calls of provocative forces,” Jeenbekov said.
According to the preliminary results of the parliamentary election, only 4 parties out of 16 entered the Legislative Assembly of Kyrgyzstan. Protests broke out in Bishkek. Security officers used stun cartridges and water cannons; protesters used Molotov cocktails. The opposition managed to take over the parliament and the presidential administration.