October 06, 2020

Opposition in Kyrgyzstan takes control of government

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The Gist

Opposition groups took over government buildings in Kyrgyzstan during violent post-election protests. 

The List

  • After Sunday's parliamentary election in Kyrgyzstan, thousands of protesters marched to Ala-Too's square to protest electoral fraud.
  • The health ministry said 1 person died and nearly 600 people were injured in street clashes.
  • On Tuesday, Kyrgyzstan's Central Election Commission said it had invalidated the results of the election in order to deescalate the protests.
  • Results of the election were favorable to parties that were supportive of the president, S. Jeenbekov - other parties did not accept the result.
  • Opposition groups said they took control of Kyrgyzstan’s interior ministry, the city of Bishkek, and the national security committee.

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