Kyrgyz prime minister assumes presidential powers

Baku, October 16, AZERTAC

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sadyr Zhaparov announced Thursday that he was assuming presidential powers after President Sooronbay Jeenbekov resigned earlier in the day, according to Anadolu Agency.

Addressing his supporters who had gathered in front of the Prime Minister's office, Zhaparov said Parliament Speaker Kanatbek Isayev had signed a resignation letter after the president stepped down.

"In the letter, Isayev said he is not ready to assume presidential power. As a result, according to the constitution, I assumed power," he said.

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