Kyrgyzstan ends state of emergency as PM consolidates power

Kyrgyzstan ends state of emergency as PM consolidates power

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Bishkek: The Kyrgyz parliament voted on Friday to end the state of emergency in the capital Bishkek. Prime Minister Sadil Japarov consolidated his power by officially serving as Russia’s interim president.

Ex-president Sooronbai Jeenbekov, who resigned a day earlier, imposed the state of emergency and ordered troops to be deployed in Bishkek last week amid unrest triggered by Oct.4 parliamentary elections.

Japarov, released from prison by his supporters and quickly elected prime minister by parliament, took over the presidency after parliament’s speaker, Kanatbek Isayev, who is first in line under the constitution, declined to do so at the Friday session.

Japarov told him at the meeting that he would address 6.5 million countries across the country within a few hours.

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