Kyrgyzstan inaugurates new president Sooronbai Jeenbekov

Bishkek, November 24, AZERTAC

The ceremony of inauguration of the new president of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov has taken place in the State Residence Ala-Archa.

Sooronbai Jeenbekov swore an oath to the people of Kyrgyzstan, he was handed a certificate, a badge and the standard of the head of state.

Then he delivered an inaugural speech. Almazbek Atambayev made an appeal to the people of Kyrgyzstan and delivered a welcome speech to the elected president.

Then Sooronbai Jeenbekov and Almazbek Atambayev went to the Parliament building, where they were met by a guard of honor, and then to the office of the head of state.

Jeenbekov, 59, a close ally of outgoing Almazbek Atambayev, swore to protect the “unity of the country” as he accepted the national flag and donned a breastplate signifying the presidency.

Jeenbekov scored 54% of the October 15 ballot viewed as Kyrgyzstan’s most competitive election since independence, with oligarch opponent Omurbek Babanov taking more than a third of votes cast.

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