Omurbek Babanov to run for president

Omurbek Babanov to run for president

The Respublika party congress has unanimously nominated the leader of Kyrgyz parliamentary opposition, ex-prime minister of the country. Omurbek Babanov, as a presidential candidate.

"We will move away from total import-dependence, raise production levels. I want my people to live better right now, and not in 20 years," he said at the congress.

He also stressed that Russia is not just a friendly country, but a historical partner of Kyrgyzstan.