Jenishbek Nazaraliev (Kyrgyz: Жеңишбек Назаралиев [dʒeŋiʃbek nɑzɑrɑˈlijev]) is a drug rehabilitation professional and politician in Kyrgyzstan. He ran for the presidency in the presidential election of 2009, but withdrew from the election on election day claiming irregularities in the voting process.
Nazaraliev was born on 8 May 1961 in the city of Tokmok, Chüy oblast, Kyrgyzstan. Since he was born the day before Victory day, his parents named him Jenish (meaning "victory" in Kyrgyz). His father was a psychiatrist and his mother was a teacher. Nazaraliev has three brothers (two older, one younger), and two younger sisters.
Since his father was sent to work at a dispensary in Osh, Nazaraliev spent his childhood there, finishing Russian primary school #16. When he was young, he was very interested in sports, and practiced free-style wrestling and Karate.
In 1984, he graduated from the Bishkek National Medical Institute. At first he worked at a psycho-neurological dispensary, and then worked in Moscow for a while. After five years of practice, he opened his own narcological center, realising one of his dreams.
In 1989, he received fame from publishing an article called "Змиелов" ("Snake-catcher" in Russian) in the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.
Nazaraliev worked in Moscow from 1991 to 1993.
Upon his return to Bishkek, he opened the first private narcological clinic, and works there to this day. He uses atropine comas and other outdated methods.
Nazaraliev is the father of a daughter and a son.
2009 presidential election
Nazaraliev ran for President of Kyrgyzstan in 2009, his campaign slogan was "Everything's within your reach" (Kyrgyz: "Баардыгы өзүңдүн колуңда"). Nazaraliev withdrew from the election on election day, considering the election illegitimate. In the end, he received 19,283 (0.83%) votes.
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- Two candidates say “no” to Kyrgyz election. Russia Today. July 24, 2009.
- "ЦИК обработал данные со всех участков, за К.Бакиева проголосовало 76,12%". АКИpress. 2009-07-27. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
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