Supporters of Kyrgyzstan's PM Sadyr Japarov attend a rally in Bishkek. Mariya Gordeyeva/Reuters
Kyrgyzstan’s parliament voted on Friday to end a state of emergency in capital Bishkek as Prime Minister Sadyr Japarov consolidated his power by formally assuming the interim presidency in the country closely allied with Russia.
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 the session he would address the nation of 6.5 million within hours.
Kyrgyzstan’s parliament was set to meet on Saturday and potentially vote in a new government to end a power vacuum in the strategically important Central Asian nation which has been gripped by unrest since a contested Oct.4 election.
A court in Kyrgyzstan has ordered former president Almazbek Atambayev held in custody until Aug.26, a spokesman said on Friday, after he was detained in a major security operation at his home
Ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan was on the brink of a full-blown political crisis on Thursday after a special forces operation to detain former president Almazbek Atambayev failed,
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