Protesters Storm Parliament Building In Kyrgyz Capital After Disputed Elections

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Protesters Storm Parliament Building In Kyrgyz Capital After Disputed Elections

The protestors in Kyrgyzstan, furious by the weekend elections, were seized, rigged and even ransacked the nation’s parliament building, shortly setting a section of it on flames early Tuesday, as per local media report.

In a video circulating on social media, one can see a mob throwing out items close to the building’s legislative chamber, waving flags from behind the rostrum of the speaker.

The protests come after parliamentary election on Sunday where 16 parties had competed; however just 4 managed to get enough of votes for winning seats.

As per the Associated Press, the Central Election Commission of Kyrgyzstan declared election results as invalid post the unrest on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the opposition has alleged that the parties associated with President Sooronbai Jeenbekov were involved in vote-buying as well as voter intimidation, claiming that the international monitors lent credence too.

A document has been signed by 12 parties, declining to accept the Sunday’s vote as well as demanding a brand new election.

The election’s results on Sunday led to an outrage in the ex-Soviet republic. The protestors in Bishkek demanding the election results to be annulled had been met by the police on Monday, who used tear gas and water cannon. Several were injured, as per the local reports.

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