The Washington Post

Kyrgyz nationalis­t wins presidenti­al election:


Nationalis­t Sadyr Japarov won a landslide victory in Kyrgyzstan’s snap presidenti­al election, which was triggered by the collapse of the previous government. Japarov has won almost 80 percent of the vote, preliminar­y results cited by Kyrgyzstan’s election commission showed, meaning there will be no runoff. Protests that erupted in October sprung Japarov, 52, from jail to the prime minister’s chair and culminated in his assuming the interim presidency before he ran for the full-time role. Japarov, who was sentenced to a lengthy prison term for kidnapping a provincial governor as part of a protest, had his verdict quashed during the October unrest.

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