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Kyrgyzstan president resigns after weeks of turmoil

Kyrgyzstan’s president has resigned after weeks of political turmoil. Sooronbay Jeenbekov had been facing daily protests since the disputed parliamentary election earlier this month. The vote sparked widespread demonstrations, with accusations it was rigged in the government’s favour. Since then, some leading politicians have been forced out, there is a …

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Kyrgyzstan youth call for political overhaul after election

The United Nations says it considers Kyrgyzstan’s President Sooronbay Jeenbekov to be the country’s legitimate leader. He has promised to resign following days of protests over the results of this month’s parliamentary election which many say was rigged. Young people are now calling for the whole political system to be …

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Kyrgyzstan opposition blames Russia for alleged rigged election

Kyrgyzstan’s opposition is blaming Russia for what they describe as last week’s rigged election and the violence that followed. On Saturday, Kyrgyzstan’s parliament named a new prime minister – strengthening the president’s grip on power. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford has more from Bishkek. – Subscribe to our channel: – Follow …

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