New Bishkek Mayor elected

August 8, 2018
New Bishkek Mayor elected

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.