Kyrgyzstan’s interim leader Roza Otunbayeva handed over power to the newly elected president, Almazbek Atambayev, at an inauguration ceremony of the president, news agencies reported.


Addressing an extraordinary session of the republic’s parliament, Otunbayeva said, ‘It’s for the first time in Kyrgyzstan’s history that the handover of power is a peaceful process.”

Otunbayeva urged lawmakers to work hard to prevent the return of authoritar...

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