Sadyr Japarov won the early presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan, Interfax reports, citing data from the State Central Election Commission. After processing 100% of the ballots, the candidate gains 79.2% of the votes.
Opposition candidate Adakhan Madumarov came in second with 6.79% of the vote, while businessman Babur Tolbaev came in third (2.35%). Former journalist Arstanbek Myktybek (1.69%), ex-head of the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan Abdil Segizbayev (1.45%), businessman Imamidin Tashov (1.18%) and leader of the opposition political party “Reform” Klara Sooronkulova (1%). The remaining 10 candidates received less than a percent of the vote.
The voter turnout was 39.34%. Accordingly, over 1.1 million residents of Kyrgyzstan voted for Japarov.
The previous president of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbai Jeenbekov, resigned following mass protests. Sadyr Japarov was then appointed the interim head of state, and even earlier he began to act as the country’s prime minister.