Amid power struggle, Kyrgyzstan lawmakers dismiss government of Prime Minister Sapar Isakov

Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov looks on during his inauguration ceremony at the Ala-Archa state residence in Bishkek on November 24, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Kyrgyzstan has jettisoned its 29th prime minister in less than three decades of independence as new President Sooronbay Jeenbekov looks to cement control over the Central Asian country. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly […]

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Sooronbay Jeenbekov to become Kyrgyzstan’s fifth president

A man walks past an election campaign poster of presidential candidate Sooronbay Jeenbekov in the village of Vorontsovka, 20 kilometers of Bishkek, on October 12, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Kyrgyzstan’s presidential challenger who lost a bitterly-fought weekend election to former premier Sooronbay Jeenbekov appears to accept the result without challenge, paving the way for a […]

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Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev’s chosen successor Sooronbay Jeenbekov leads in presidential election

People vote at a polling station during the presidential election in the village of Koy-Tash, some 25 kilometers from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, October 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev’s chosen successor Sooronbay Jeenbekov was Sunday tipped to win a presidential election, defying predictions of a second round and fears of instability in the […]

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Government of President Almazbek Atambayev in Kyrgyzstan resigns after parliamentary coalition breakup

Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev The government of President Almazbek Atambayev in Kyrgyzstan has resigned shortly after his party broke up with the ruling majority coalition in the parliament. Atambayev signed a decree on his government’s resignation on Wednesday, the president’s website announced. He said the government’s resignation was due to the collapse of the coalition of the parliamentary […]

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Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan, officially Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyz Kyrgyz Respublikasy), landlocked republic in the eastern part of Central Asia that is bordered on the north by Kazakhstan, on the east by China, on the south by China and Tajikistan, and on the west by Uzbekistan. Bishkek is the capital and largest city. The Kyrgyz, a Muslim people who speak a Turkic language that is also […]

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