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Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: Japarov Announces He Holds ‘All Power’ In Kyrgyzstan


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Newly elected Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sadyr Japarov told supporters on October 15 that the country’s presidency had passed to him after the resignation of President Sooronbai Jeenbekov earlier the same day. Jeenbekov’s resignation followed pressure from Japarov’s supporters and mass protests over alleged irregularities in the October 4 parliamentary elections. Japarov, who had been in prison for a kidnapping conviction he has called politically motivated, was freed amid the unrest.

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