Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 10
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
The leader of Kyrgyzstan’s "Onuguu" (Progress) party Bakyt Torobaev and former Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister Temir Sariev announced their intentions to run for president in Kyrgyzstan in late 2017, TASS new agency reported.
Torobaev announced his intention at the conference of Onuguu party Feb. 10, and he was supported by his colleagues from the party.
Temir Sariyev announced his plans to run for president at the conference of Ak Shumkar party last week and a resolution on his nomination as a candidate in the presidential elections was adopted by the party. Sariyev is the head of Ak Shumkar party.
The term of office of the present Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev will expire in late 2017. According to Kyrgyzstan’s laws, a person is not eligible to be the president for second straight term.
The presidential election campaign is scheduled to begin in Kyrgyzstan in the fall 2017. The president will be elected for six years.
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