Preliminary results show nationalist Sadyr Japarov, 52, won almost 80 percent of the vote, avoiding a runoff.
Country in Central Asia
Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, also known as Kirghizia, is a landlocked country in Central Asia. It is bordered by Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek.
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