Azerbaijan , Baku, Oct. 3 / Trend /
Kyrgyz presidential candidate Marat Sultanov decided not to run in the presidential elections, AKI Press reported.
He stated about this at a news conference today.
Sultanov said he decided not to run in the elections "to consolidate Kyrgyz citizens and ensure integrity of the country."
"Talks on consolidation of several parties during elections were held for a long time," he said.
"The condition for consolidation was not regional principle, but similarity of ideas and platforms and this is why I decided to withdraw my candidacy," he concluded.
The October 30 elections will be the first elections after the change of power in April 2010. The election campaign began on Sept. 25.
Twenty of 83 original candidates were able to get candidate's mandate by collecting 30,000 signatures, paying candidate fee and passing the examination on Kyrgyz language.
Edited by G.Dadashova