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Acting Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov resigns

Acting President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov has stepped down to run for presidency in January 2021, his press service

Sadyr Zhaparov

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Nov 2020 11:17 AM GMT

Acting President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov has stepped down to run for presidency in January 2021, his press service reported. Zhaparov resigned on Saturday in connection with the nomination of his candidacy for the post of President, Xinhua news agency quoted the press service as saying in a statement. Under current Kyrgyz law, anyone serving in an acting or interim capacity as president cannot run in an election for the post. He submitted his documents to the Central Election Commission (CEC) on Saturday morning. At the moment, 62 people have applied to run for the presidency, according to data of the CEC. (IANS)

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