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Tursunbai Bakir uulu again wants to become president

Former Ombudsman and Kyrgyz MP Tursunbai Bakir uulu filed an application to the CEC to run for the presidency.

Tursunbai Bakir uulu called himself a veteran of the presidential race: he has been participating in presidential campaigns regularly since 1995.

He is a self-nominated candidate.

Earlier, the CEC received applications on self-nomination for the main political post from the head of the NGO Institute of Legal Analysis Rita Karasartova, Chairman of NGO League-Anticrisis Nazarbek Nyshanov, the author of the famous «winter will not be» Arstanbek Abdyldaev, leader of Ata Meken party Omurbek Tekebayev, Director of the Bishkek branch of the Latvian firm Maro Sainidin Sultanidinov and head of the Association of Domestic Manufacturers Bakyt Degenbayev.

Former Education Minister Kamila Sharshekeeva filed an application yesterday.

Ex-Prime Minister Temir Sariev was nominated from Akshumkar party.

Acceptance of applications from presidential candidates will last until August 15.