Kyrgyz Parliament lifts state of emergency in Bishkek

# 09:08
16 October 2020

The Kyrgyz Parliament has cancelled the state of emergency in the capital city of Bishkek, APA  reports citing Sputnik.

At the same time, the head of the central electoral commission has said that parliamentary elections may be held on 20 December 2020 and the presidential vote on 17 January 2021.

The changes come just one day after the resignation of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, who explained his decision as a way to prevent bloodshed amid the escalated political standoff in the country.

Kyrgyz Parliament speaker Isaev, however, refused to perform presidential duties, and Prime Minister Sadyr Japarov claimed he will be acting as the head of state until a new president is elected.