Kyrgyzstani President who is Sooronbai Jeenbekov has said that he will resign only when polls are held again. He said that he will leave only after the nation based in Central Asia holds a rerun. This rerun would be of its parliamentary elections. His spokesperson said so on the 14th of October. This is a stance that might reignite more tensions in the Central Asian country.
The statement comes after the newly elected Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov met with President Jeenbekov. He did so in a bid to urge him to keep a promise to resign. This is as the country reels from under a big-time political crisis sparked by the disputed elections which were held earlier in this month.
“The president will resign as soon as he returns the country to the legal field, or as soon as [new] parliamentary elections are held and a new presidential election is announced,” Tolgonai Stamaliyeva, who is Jeenbekov’s spokeswoman, said on October 14.