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Three candidates nominated for post of Ombudsman in Kyrgyzstan

On May 3, the Parliament dismissed the Ombudswoman of the Kyrgyz Republic, Atyr Abdrakhmatova, by a majority vote. 24.kg news agency found out who is nominated for the post of the main human rights activist of the country.

According to Cholpon Sultanbekova, Chairwoman of the Committee on Constitutional Legislation, State Structure, Judicial, Legal Issues and Regulations of the Parliament, only three candidates from factions were nominated. The deputy did not name the candidates for the post of Ombudsman.

As the secretariat of Alliance faction told 24.kg news agency, they proposed the candidacy of ex-deputy Mirlan Zheenchoroev.

The social media users also report that MP Kamila Taliyeva intends to run for the post of Ombudsman. But the deputy herself denied the information, saying that she has no legal education, assuring that she intended to continue her work as a deputy.

Recall, 50 deputies voted for the resignation of Atyr Abdrakhmatova from the post of Ombudsman, and 5 voted against.