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Sooronbai Jeenbekov, Longtime Atambaev Ally With A Southern Touch, Poised For Kyrgyz Presidency.

A 58-year-old former schoolteacher hopes to cap an impressive political resume with his apparent election as Kyrgyzstan's next president.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kyrgyzstan eyes peaceful transfer of power after poll.

Presidential challenger Omurbek Babanov appears prepared to concede defeat to rival Sooronbai Jeenbekov.

- Al Jazeera - QA

After Kyrgyz Election, Citizens Expect Little To Change.

A member of Kyrgyzstan's ruling party, Sooronbai Jeenbekov, won the presidential election on October 15 with more than 54 percent of the vote. His chief rival, Omurbek Babanov, alleged the voting was marred by violations, but conceded defeat and said he would not challenge the results. RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service asked people ...

- Radio Free Europe - US

Opposition Supporters Protest Kyrgyz Presidential Vote Result.

Supporters of defeated Kyrgyz presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov held a protest after ruling party rival Sooronbai Jeenbekov was declared winner.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kazakhstan bans imports of dairy products from Kyrgyzstan.

Kazakhstan banned imports of dairy products from five Kyrgyz milk processing enterprises due to a violation of phytosanitary norms.

- AzerNews - AZ

Sooronbai Jeenbekov wins presidential election in Kyrgyzstan.

Former Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooranbai Jeenbekov won the presidential election receiving 54 percent of the votes.

- AzerNews - AZ

Preliminary results of Kyrgyz presidential elections announced.

- Today.Az - AZ

Kazakhstan bans imports of dairy products from Kyrgyzstan.

- Today.Az - AZ

Kyrgyz Candidate Alleges Violations In Presidential Vote, But Suggests He Will Accept Official Results.

The chief rival of the candidate authorities say won the presidency in Kyrgyzstan has alleged the voting was marred by violations but suggested he would not challenge the official result, potentially paving the way for a peaceful transfer of power.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kyrgyz Candidate Alleges Violations In Presidential Vote, But Suggests He Will Accept Official Results.

The chief rival of the candidate whom election officials say won the presidency in Kyrgyzstan has alleged the voting was marred by violations but suggested he would not mount a challenge of the official result.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Protégé of Kyrgyzstan’s President Looks Set for Surprise Victory.

Preliminary results showed an outright win for Sooronbai Jeenbekov, despite expectations that he would face a runoff with an opposition leader.

- International NY Times - US

Kyrgyzstan: Ruling Party's Presidential Candidate Bags Shock First-Round Victory

Vote officials in Kyrgyzstan have released preliminary results showing Sooronbai Jeenbekov as the overwhelming winner of the presidential elections with 55 percent of the ballots cast. By winning more than half the votes cast, Jeenbekov has avoided the prospect of a second-round runoff against his closest rival, the ...

- EurasiaNet - US

RFE/RL: In Kyrgyzstan, an unexpected victory for Atambaev's chosen candidate

Sooronbai Jeenbekov has won Kyrgyzstan’s presidential election by a wider margin than anyone could have predicted during the campaign. The post RFE/RL: In Kyrgyzstan, an unexpected victory for Atambaev's chosen candidate appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Former prime minister wins Kyrgyz poll

Tightly fought race defies region's reputation for autocracy

- Financial Times - US

Presidental election in Kyrgyzstan: Voter turnout at 35.8% as of 16:00

Presidental election in Kyrgyzstan: Voter turnout at 35.8% as of 16:00...

- MENAFN - JO

In Kyrgyzstan, An Unexpected Victory For Atambaev's Chosen Candidate

Sooronbai Jeenbekov has won Kyrgyzstan's presidential election by a wider margin than anyone could have predicted during the campaign.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kyrgyzstan: Sooronbai Jeenbekov set to win presidential election

Nearly 3 million Kyrgyz citizens were able to cast their vote to replace sitting President Almazbek Atambayev. The election may result in the former Soviet republic's first peaceful transition of presidential power.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Sooronbai Jeenbekov set to win Kyrgyz presidential poll

Preliminary results show the outgoing president's chosen candidate winning a surprise outright victory.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Kyrgyz President Votes For His Successor

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev and his wife, Raisa Atambaeva, cast their ballots in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election on October 15. Among other voters filmed by RFE/RL in Bishkek was parliament speaker Chynybai Tursunbekov. Atambaev is constitutionally barred from running for a second consecutive six-year term. A ...

- Radio Free Europe - US

Front-Runners In Kyrgyz Presidential Election Speak To Journalists

Three front-runners in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election -- Omurbek Babanov, Sooronbai Jeenbekov, and Temir Sariev -- spoke to journalists after casting their ballots in Bishkek on October 15. While Babanov and Jeenbekov expressed their confidence in winning, Sariev decried what he called "an election campaign full of ...

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kyrgyz Expats Vote In Presidential Election

Kyrgyz nationals had the chance to cast ballots in Kyrgyzstan's October 15 presidential election at the country's foreign diplomatic missions. Kyrgyz students at the Border Guard Academy and the Land Forces Institute in Kazakhstan arrived to vote at the Kyrgyz Consulate-General in Almaty. In Tajikistan, voting took place at ...

- Radio Free Europe - US

Analysis: In Kyrgyzstan, An Unexpected Victory For Atambaev's Chosen Candidate

Sooronbai Jeenbekov has won Kyrgyzstan's presidential election by a wider margin than anyone could have predicted during the campaign.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kyrgyzstan votes for new president in historic election

Voters in the central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan are choosing a new president in an election that is unusual for the region because it is unpredictable, BBC News reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Presidental election in Kyrgyzstan: Voter turnout at 35.8% as of 16:00

As of 16:00, 35.8% of voters in the republican presidential election in Kyrgyzstan voted, Kabar reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Kyrgyzstan votes for new president in historic election

- Today.Az - AZ

Kyrgyzstan votes for new president in historic election

For the first time in central Asia, an elected president is due to peacefully hand over power.

- BBC - UK

Ex-PM Jeenbekov set to win Kyrgyz presidential election - prelim results | Reuters

The post Ex-PM Jeenbekov set to win Kyrgyz presidential election - prelim results | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

14 Tweets from Kyrgyzstan's Colourful, Competitive and Concerning Presidential Vote

A real election in a region where that doesn't usually happen.

- Global Voices - US

Reuters: Pro-Russia candidates vie as Kyrgyzstan chooses president

BISHKEK - Kyrgyzstan voted on Sunday in a presidential election with observers predicting no outright winner and a close runoff between two pro-Russian candidates, one of whom is backed by the outgoing leader. The mainly Muslim central Asian nation of 6 million people has a history of violent protest, and the main ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Kyrgyzstan: Nail-Biter Vote Generates Bitterness to the Very End

Rivals in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election traded accusations of wrongdoing even as polling was underway on October 15, while authorities warned ominously of possible post-vote violence. Among the dozen or so candidates in the running, only two are viewed as having any chance of winning the presidency. One is Sooronbai ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Kyrgyzstan to elect new president in historic poll

Outgoing president Almazbek Atambayev to step down as former prime ministers expected to compete in run-off vote.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Kyrgyzstan Votes in Tight Presidential Race

Kyrgyzstan began voting Sunday in a presidential election with no candidate expected to win outright, and observers predicting a close runoff between two pro-Russian candidates, one of whom is backed by the outgoing leader. The mainly Muslim nation of 6 million people is a close ally of Moscow and hosts a Russian military ...

- Voice of America - US

'Expect The Unexpected' As Kyrgyz Voters Cast Ballots In Presidential Poll

Voting has begun in Kyrgyzstan in an election that sees a total of 11 candidates, including one female, vying to replace President Almazbek Atambaev, who is constitutionally barred from running for a second consecutive six-year term.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kyrgyzstan votes to choose new president

No candidate is expected to win outright and observers are predicting a close runoff between two pro-Russian candidates. President Almazbek Atambayev has promised a fair election.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Pro-Russia candidates set pace as Kyrgyzstan chooses new president

BISHKEK - Kyrgyzstan began voting on Sunday in a presidential election with no candidate expected to win outright and observers predicting a close runoff between two pro-Russian candidates, one of whom is backed by the outgoing leader.

- Reuters - US

Kyrgyzstan votes for new president in historic election

For the first time, an elected president is due to peacefully hand over power.

- BBC - UK

Kyrgyz Voters Cast Ballots Seeking Historic Peaceful Transfer Of Power In Central Asia

Voters in Kyrgyzstan head to the polls on October 15 in an election that is expected to result in the first peaceful transfer of power from one popularly elected president to another in Central Asia since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Day of Silence declared in Kyrgyzstan ahead of presidential election

The Day of Silence has been declared in Kyrgyzstan ahead of presidential election to be held Oct. 15, Kabar information agency reports.

- AzerNews - AZ

The Viral Video that Sent Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan Relations into a Tailspin

Seasoned autocrat Nursultan Nazarbayev is finally participating in a competitive presidential election. .

- Global Voices - US

Kyrgyz President Calls Candidate Foreign 'Flunky' As Election Nears

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has called a leading contender in the race to succeed him a "flunky" of a foreign country, lashing out amid tension ahead of an October 15 vote in the Central Asian country.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kyrgyzstan's 'Revolution Bulldozer' Bows Out Of Politics

Amirbek Beknazarov's long political journey, which ended on October 13 when he withdrew on the eve of Kyrgyzstan's presidential election, was in lockstep with the Central Asian country's tortuous march toward democracy.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Rescued Canadian-American family leaves Pakistan: officials

Foreign hostages kidnapped five years ago by a terrorist group in Afghanistan and recovered by the Pakistan Army in Kohat left the country by plane from Islamabad on Friday, two security officials said. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, did not specify where the family was headed. American Caitlan Coleman, ...

- DAWN - PK

Kazakhstan Steers Clear Of Observing Kyrgyz Election As Dispute Persists

Kazakhstan's election commission says it will not send an observer to the October 15 presidential poll in neighboring Kyrgyzstan, citing what it called Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev's "contrived" accusations of meddling in the campaign.

- Radio Free Europe - US

The Kyrgyz Presidential Elections: Peaceful Transfer With Five Caveats

Voters in Kyrgyzstan select a new president – the first peaceful transfer of power for Central Asia since 1991 WARSAW - With the presidential elections slated for October 15, Kyrgyzstan is on the eve of a political reshuffle. Incumbent President Almazbek Atambayev, appointed in 2011, is constitutionally barred from ...

- GMF - DE

Border Bottleneck Slows Travelers Amid Kyrgyz-Kazakh Election Feud

Lines of cars, trucks, and frustrated travelers on foot stretched back from Kyrgyzstan's border with Kazakhstan, which officials in Bishkek suspect has restricted movement across the frontier amid a politically charged dispute ahead of a Kyrgyz presidential election on October 15.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Losing Candidate In Kyrgyz Presidential Election Who Wins In Long Run

Out of the 11 candidates still running in Kyrgyzstan's presidential race, one stands out.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan War of Words Gets Serious

A battle of words between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan is now seemingly taking a more serious turn as a major border crossing between the two nations grinds to a near-standstill. Kazakhstan's border service explained on October 11 that it was intensifying security along the country's entire perimeter so as to prevent illegal ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Will Kyrgyz Democracy Pass Its Next Test?

The outcome of this weekend's election usher in an unprecedented transfer of power between elected presidents.

- The Diplomat - US

Kyrgyz Say Kazakhs Tighten Border Amid Election Tensions

Kyrgyz authorities say Kazakhstan has tightened control along the border between the Central Asian neighbors amid tension over the October 15 presidential election in Kyrgyzstan.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Running Scared? Outgoing Kyrgyz President, Allies In 'Panic' Over Successor Battle

Critics say Kyrgyzstan's outgoing president picked a weak candidate as his preferred successor and is now scrambling with his allies to avoid losing an indirect grip on power after this weekend's elections.

- Radio Free Europe - US

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