The Prime minister resigned after widespread opposition’s post-election protests which pushed the country into chaos, the electoral body annulled the results of Sunday’s election results.  

Sadyr Japarov, who protesters have released from jail has replaced Kubatbek Boronov as the new prime minister.

Reports indicate protestors had seized the parliament building following protests against election results, they claim the results were rigged and denied the elected PM as the countries new leader.

Amid accusation of mass vote-buying, parties have allied to President Sooronbai Jeenbekov.

The Kyrgyz president also hinted that he is ready to stand down and able to pass the responsibility for a strong leader.

After days of chaos which saw protestors seizing governmental buildings, and releasing high profile political figures from prisons, including former president Almazbek Atambayev who was sentenced to prison for 11 years in connection to corruption.

Kyrgyzstan election commission stated in an official announcement, that the committee has invalidated the election results in consideration of the political situation.

“To solve this issue, I am ready to give the responsibility to strong leaders, no matter which group they belong to. I am even ready to help them,” Kyrgyz president said.

President has reportedly accused certain political forces of using election results as a reason to violet “public Order”.

Since his win in 2017, he has reportedly lost all the influence and it is not yet clear who would replace him.

Some 5000 protestors stormed the presidential building on Monday, whom the police tried to stop by water cannon, stun grenades and tear gas, they were gathered in the capital Bishkek’s Ala-Too square.

Health officials report, a 19-year-old man was killed during the clash, around 700 people are injured and many others are currently in intensive care.

16 parties competing for the 120 seats at the Supreme Council, only four parties have reportedly crossed the 7% barrier for election.

Birimdik and Mekenim Kyrgyzstan, each got a quarter of the votes and both have close ties to President Jeenbekov.

The former mayor of Osh, Melis Myrzakmatov urged his supporters “to preserve national unity and resist forces interested in organizing a civil war and dividing the country.”

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  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.