The New Paper

October 15, 2020

Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigns

Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned today amid ongoing protests over recent parliamentary elections. The October 4 election faced allegations of vote-buying and other irregularities, prompting widespread protests in the Central Asian country.

Extra: The announcement marks the third time since 2005 that civil unrest and protests have led to the ouster of a president in Kyrgyzstan.

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