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16th October 2017 - Former Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov has won Kyrgyzstan’s presidential election, according to preliminary official data. Jeenbekov, who is backed by outgoing President Almazbek Atambayev’s Social Democratic party, received 54.3% of approximately 1.7 million votes cast, making a run-off unnecessary, the central election commission reported today. Businessman Omurbek Babanov, who heads the opposition Respublika party, was second with 33.4%. Turnout was 56% of 3 million eligible voters. In Kyrgyzstan Presidents are restricted to a single six-year term under a constitution that has been in force since 2010. Read More

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  • October 19. KAZINFORM'S TIMELINE OF MAJOR EVENTS October 20, 2017
    ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 19th of October. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on October 19. […]