Kyrgyzstan election: President accepts new prime minister

14 October 2020 06:39 PM
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  • Kyrgyzstan election: President accepts new prime minister

A nationalist politician has become the new prime minister of the Central Asian country following a political crisis.

Sadyr Japarov had been serving a prison sentence but was freed by supporters last week.

President Sooronbay Jeenbekov at first rejected parliament's decision to appoint Mr Japarov, questioning its legitimacy.

But on Wednesday the president gave his approval after parliament voted for him a second time.

A disputed parliamentary on 4 October has plunged the country into political turmoil.


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