Thu, 03 Dec 2020

BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan's Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal filed by the Central Election Commission (BShK) challenging a recently adopted law that canceled a decision to rerun parliamentary elections on December 20.

The Supreme Court explained its October 29 decision to return the appeal to the BShK citing a 'lack of documents proving that the plaintiff had paid the due state fee.'

It is not clear if the BShK will refile the appeal that came after weeks of political upheaval over disputed elections that toppled the Central Asian nation's government and prompted the resignation of President Sooronbai Jeenbekov.

The chaos erupted after allegations of vote-buying and other improprieties marred the October 4 parliamentary vote.

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