Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev said that he will leave his position in a year and the power will change in the country, RIA Novosti reported.
Atambayev was elected the president of Kyrgyzstan in 2011, and the term of his powers on this position expires in late 2017.
“There are many people who are willing to take on the presidency, and their number will only increase,” he said. “I’m glad that we won’t have a successor, and this means we were able to build a democratic country… I think the presidential election should be held in October 2017 if the legislation allows.”
Atambayev noted that it will be great if two powerful parties are formed in Kyrgyzstan by 2020, and if these two parties are able to succeed each other in the country’s parliament.
The Kyrgyz president added that this move will prevent marginal politicians from coming to power.