"The resignation of the mayor of Bishkek is a political decision, perhaps, from the top," Deputy Chairperson of the City Council Asel Pirmatova said to 24.kg news agency, commenting on the decision of Kubanychbek Kulmatov.
"I have talked to the mayor personally a few days ago. He did not have such a mood. On the other hand, he had far-reaching plans and combative mood, planned to bring all the started matters to the end. Since the autumn of 2015, we began to work closely with the city administration, the mayor has found common ground with the deputies. There were, of course, drawbacks, but the mayor did his best. We have seen real changes in the work of Tazalyk Municipal Enterprise. I think this is a political decision from the top. So, a new mayor will be elected. I do not know anything about candidates," Asel Pirmatova said.
The press service of the mayor's office stressed that there are no official documents on the resignation of the mayor.