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Former PM Wins Presidency in Disputed Kyrgyzstan Election

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Kyrgyzstan’s former prime minister, Almazbek Atambayev, is poised to become president after taking a commanding lead in the country’s first presidential election since last year’s bloody uprising ousted the government. With about 99 percent of the first-round votes counted, official results have the Moscow-backed Mr. Atambayev far ahead of 15 other candidates, with 63 percent […]

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Kyrgyzstan PM Leads Presidential Vote

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev is poised to become president after taking a commanding lead in the country’s first presidential election since last year’s bloody uprising ousted the government. With nearly all of the first-round votes counted, official results have the Moscow-backed Mr. Atambayev far ahead of 15 other candidates, with 63 percent of the […]

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Kyrgyzstan PM Leads Presidential Vote

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Kyrgyzstan’s prime minister, Almazbek Atambayev, is poised to become president after taking a commanding lead in the country’s first presidential election since last year’s bloody uprising ousted the government. International observers said that despite some flaws with voter lists and the tabulation process, they were cautiously optimistic about the future of democracy in Kyrgyzstan. With […]

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Kyrgyzstan PM Leads Presidential Vote

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister, Almazbek Atambayev, is poised to become president after taking a commanding lead in the country’s first presidential election since last year’s bloody uprising ousted the government. International observers said that despite some flaws with voter lists and the tabulation process, they were cautiously optimistic about the future of democracy in Kyrgyzstan. With […]

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Kyrgyz PM Set to Win Presidential Vote

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev is poised to become president after taking a commanding lead in the country’s first presidential election since last year’s bloody uprising ousted the government. With about 90 percent of the votes counted, official results have Mr. Atambayev far ahead of 15 other candidates. They include former boxer Kachimbek Tashiyev, whose […]

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Kyrgyz PM Holds Big Lead in Presidential Poll

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Kyrgyzstan’s prime minister Almazbek Atambayev has taken a commanding lead in the country’s first presidential election since last year’s bloody uprising ousted the government. With most of the votes counted, official results give Mr. Atambayev about 65 percent of the vote — far ahead of 15 other candidates. They include former boxer Kachimbek Tashiyev, whose […]

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Ex-Kyrgyz PM Holds Early Lead in Presidential Poll

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The former prime minister of Kyrgyzstan was shown late Sunday with an early lead in the Central Asian nation’s first presidential election since the deadly 2010 uprising that toppled former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. Kyrgyz election officials issued the partial, unofficial tally showing Almazbek Atambayev leading a field of 16 candidates that included the ousted president’s […]

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Voters in Kyrgyzstan Cast Presidential Ballots

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in the turbulent Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan are going to the polls in the first presidential election since the deadly 2010 uprising that toppled former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. Pre-election polls showed moderate ex-Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev, a wealthy businessman from the north, leading 15 other candidates in Sunday’s multi-party election. His main challengers […]

Voters in Kyrgyzstan Cast Presidential Ballots

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in the turbulent Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan are going to the polls to elect a new president, in the first multi-party election since the 2010 deadly uprising that toppled former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. Pre-election polls showed moderate ex-Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev, a wealthy businessman from the north, leading 15 other candidates in Sunday’s […]

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Kyrgyz Vote for New President Sunday

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters in Kyrgyzstan go to the polls Sunday to elect a new president. Sixteen candidates are running in the Central Asian nation’s first election since last year’s bloody revolution and ethnic violence. Former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was ousted in a violent uprising in April 2010 which left more than 90 people dead. In the following […]

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