Sadyr Zhaparov officially took office as the new Kyrgyz president, becoming the sixth president of Kyrgyzstan.
Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev was detained on suspicion of corruption, the State Committee for National Security reported on Wednesday.
Nationalist politician Sadyr Japarov won a landslide victory on Sunday in Kyrgyzstan’s snap presidential election, which was triggered by the collapse of the previous government.
Voters in Kyrgyzstan cast ballots Sunday in an early presidential election that will also determine how much power the next president has. The vote follows the ouster of the previous president in...