New Bishkek Mayor elected

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Bishkek, Aug. 8, 2018. / Kabar /. Deputies of the Bishkek city council elected Aziz Surakmatov to the post of Mayor of Bishkek city at its18th session.

43 deputies voted for Surakmatov, 1 voted against all.

Surakmatov was nominated by a coalition of the majority of the Bishkek city council, which includes four factions out of five: SDPK, Onuguu Progress, Mekenim Kyrgyzstan and Kyrgyzstan.

The opposition faction Respublika Ata-Jurt and the pime minister of the country also have the right to nominate candidates.

While the deputies were electing the mayor, activists of the country gathered for a protest meeting outside of the Mayor’s Office.