The Social Democrats at the party congress on June 17 must finally decide on their presidential candidate.
Earlier, the SDPK Political Council decided in favor of the Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov.
Officially, Farid Niyazov, the Adviser to the head of state on a voluntary basis, will officially head the pre-election campaign of the Prime Minister.
Sooronbay Jeenbekov is supported by another influential politician from the closest circle of Almazbek Atambayev, Ikramzhan Ilmiyanov.
But not all members of the ruling party approve the decision of the Political Council. Ordinary Social Democrats intend to raise the issue of nominating an alternative candidate at the congress. The Speaker of the Parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov could be the real rival to the Prime Minister.
If the Social Democrats do not reach a consensus before the congress, then the ruling party will nominate two candidates — the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Parliament.
The pre-election campaign will start on June 15, after the Parliament approves the new date for the election — October 15. After that, the official nomination of candidates for the presidency will begin.
The party Akshumkar will hold a congress on June
Doha is far away, Doha is nearby
The conflict between the countries of the Persian Gulf may also affect the election campaign in
The leading countries of the region-
Over the past four years, Bishkek has established close cooperation with
Communication with one of the richest countries of the Persian Gulf has not yet brought economic dividends to Kyrgyzstan. Qatari sheikhs are ready to invest only in the construction of mosques.
Strengthening of Kyrgyz-Qatar relations caused a cautious reaction of our strategic partners in the CIS. Contacts of some Kyrgyz politicians with the Arab organization «Society for Social Reforms», which is recognized terrorist in
Religious factor in Kyrgyz politics
According to the Constitution,
Many local imams are not inferior to leading politicians in popularity, and their influence on the mindset of citizens is sometimes not comparable with the deputy, party, administrative influence.
Whom the voters are willing to listen to: party agitators or clergymen? The answer is clearly not in favor of party figures.
The lack of a national idea, a clear plan for the development of the country, the weakness of the state administration and more than 1.5 million citizens living below the poverty line, stimulate the emergence of unconventional movements in Islam and Christianity, various religious sects.
Is SDPK guarantor of stability?
Leaving on December 1 the post of President Almazbek Atambayev wants to leave the administration of the country to his party. But, as practice shows, the Social Democrats were spoiled by the election process. The party has long ago divided into several camps. SDPK today demonstrates the lack of cohesion both at the lower levels and at the top.
But the leadership of the party continues to assure voters that it is pursuing a single course, and peace and friendship reign in its ranks.
The conflict over the nomination of a single candidate also arose because there is no clear leader in the ranks of the Social Democrats (Almazbek Atambayev himself, having taken the post of president and respecting the law, formally resigned as SDPK leader).
Perhaps, that is why the ruling party sometimes allows dangerous swings in both domestic and foreign policy. And sober heads in SDPK understand that the connection of one of the candidates with the Arab sheikhs can complicate