Voter in Bishkek
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Voters go to the polls in Kyrgyzstan to elect new president

Voters in the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan are electing a new president.

Sixteen candidates are standing in the election in the former Soviet republic of 5.3 million people.

The poll comes after the ousting of former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev in a violent uprising in April 2010 which left more than 90 people dead.

The BBC's Natalia Antelava reports from a polling station in the capital Bishkek.

  • 30 Oct 2011
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