Sadyr Japarov wins the presidential election in Kyrgyzstan

The frontrunner in Kyrgyzstan’s presidential election, Sadyr Japarov, has won by a landslide. According to the Central Election Commission, Mr Japarov had won 79% of votes cast. Mr Japarov, who served time in jail for taking a rival hostage, will also have sweeping new presidential powers after voters by a similar margin opted to amend the constitution in a referendum.

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Kyrgyzstan has been in crisis since parliamentary elections last October. The results of those elections were disputed, leading to protests and the resignation of then-President Sooronbay Jeenbekov.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Kyrgyzstan Capital: Bishkek;
  • Kyrgyzstan Currency: Kyrgyzstani som.

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