Kyrgyzstan prime minister resigns amid election protests

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BISHKEK: In Kyrgyzstan, Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov has resigned after widespread unrest that has pushed the Central Election Commission to cancel the results of parliament elections.

According to media reports, Boronov has been replaced by a nationalist politician Sadyr Japarov, who was released from jail by the protesters.

Unrest over the polling sparked a tumultuous in the capital Bishkek in which protesters had seized the government buildings and freed high-profile politicians from the prison.

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