Voters in Kyrgyzstan
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Kyrgyzstan's PM claims presidential victory

The prime minister of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev, is claiming victory in the first round of presidential polls.

Initial results showed him holding 65% of the vote but the opposition is disputing these early figures.

Sixteen candidates are standing in the election but the current president, Rosa Otunbayeva, is not running.

The BBC's Natalia Antelava reports.

  • 31 Oct 2011
  • From the section Asia
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