Democratic Movement of Kyrgyzstan
is a political party
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currently active in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan , officially the Kyrgyz Republic is one of the world's six independent Turkic states . Located in Central Asia, landlocked and mountainous, Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east...
. The party's current Chairman is Jypar Jeksheev (Jypar Jekshe), who is also the founder of the movement. The party was founded on June 27, 1993 with Jeksheev as Chairman until 2000 when he was succeeded by Edilbek Sarybaev.
In 2000 the movement joined with the supporters of the barred Ar-Namys (Dignity) Party of former Prime Minister Felix Kulov
Felix Sharshenbayevich Kulov served as Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan following the Tulip Revolution. He first served from 1 September 2005 until he resigned on 19 December 2006...
to form an electoral alliance
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to contest the parliamentary elections. The alliance collapsed when the Ar-Namys Party was registered.
The party's platform calls for democratic social development and formation of a politically and economically competent personality. In 2004 the movement joined the People's Movement of Kyrgyzstan
People's Movement of Kyrgyzstan is an electoral alliance formed on September 22, 2004 in Kyrgyzstan. President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was chosen as the movement's Chairman at the alliance's November 5 founding congress. It was created to contest the February 2005 parliamentary elections.Following his...
First, there was an opposition umbrella bloc, called the Kyrgyzstan Democratic Movement (Kyrgyzstan Demokratiyalyk Kyimyly, KDK). It was established on 25-26 May 1990 as a bloc of several anti-Communist political parties, movements and nongovernment organizations in Kyrgyzstan. Initially, the bloc had elected five co-chairmen: Dr. Topchubek Turgunaly (Turgunaliev), Kazat Akmatov (a Kyrgyz writer, then lawmaker), Jypar Jekshe (one of the leaders of Ashar movement), Tolon Dyikanbaev and Kadyr Matkaziev (leader of the Asaba Party).
The draft of the Program of the KDK was prepared by Dr. Kamilya Kenenbayeva (Women Pedagogy Institute in Bishkek, now the Pedagogy University named after Ishenaly Arabayev), and the draft Regulations of the movement was prepared by Dr. Tyntchtykbek Tchoroev
Tyntchtykbek Tchoroev Tyntchtykbek Tchoroev (Chorotegin) Tyntchtykbek Tchoroev (Chorotegin) (in Kyrgyz - Тынчтыкбек Чороев (Чоротегин), a Kyrgyz historian, publicist and journalist. Doctor of History (1998), Professor of the Kyrgyz State National University (2002)....
(Kyrgyz State University, now the Kyrgyz National University). The movement was consisted of democracy-minded intellectuals, workers, students, etc. from different ethnic groups (Kyrgyz, Russian, Ukrainian, German, Jew, Uzbek, Dungan, etc.)
The movement was dispersed into several political parties after the collapse of the Soviet Union
The Soviet Union , officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics , was a constitutionally socialist state that existed in Eurasia between 1922 and 1991....
and emergence of the independent Kyrgyz Republic. It took a few years (1991-1993) and one of its groups emerged as the Party of the Democratic Movement of Kyrgyzstan (June 1993).
T. Chorotegin, K.Moldokasymov: Kyrgyzdardyn jana Kyrgyzstandyn kyskacha taryhy, Bishkek, 2000 (in Kyrgyz);
T. Chorotegin, K.Moldokasymov: Istoriya Kyrgyzstana; in: Kyrgyzstan: Entsiklopediya, Bishkek, 2001 (in the separate Kyrgyz and Russian editions);
Haghayeghi, Mehrdad. Islam and Politics in Central Asia. New York, 1995. - ISBN 0-312-16488-2.