Kyrgyzstan’s prime minister has resigned in protest

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov has resigned after huge opposition protests. Opposition groups stormed the parliament building, the presidential palace, and the main security building on Tuesday.

Protesters forced the Election Commission to cancel the results of the just-concluded parliamentary elections.

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In this situation, Prime Minister Kubatbek resigned from power. News of his resignation was first reported by Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentary press service.

According to reports, the parliament has appointed opposition politician Sadir Zhaparov as prime minister. He will be acting prime minister.

Opposition groups called for a boycott of the by-elections on Sunday. They allege widespread fraud in the election. In the face of widespread protests, President Suronbai Jinbekov has gone into hiding.

Opposition groups called for the release of former President Almazbek Atambayev on Monday. He was sentenced to life in prison on corruption charges after a feud with incumbent President Suronbai.

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