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Opposition in Kyrgyzstan claims power after storming government buildings – ABC News

Protesters ransack building, free jailed political critics and begin appointing people to crucial civic roles as the embattled President says he is prepared to …



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Opposition groups in Kyrgyzstan say they have seized power after taking control of government buildings in the capital during protests over a parliamentary election.
Key points:

  • Two of Kyrgyzstan’s presidents have been removed in revolts in the past 15 years
  • The country’s Interior Minister has been replaced by an opposition figure
  • The election results behind the unrest are believed to have been marred by vote buying

President Sooronbai Jeenbekov said the coun…

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