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Kyrgyz PM Japarov says he is assuming presidential powers

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sadyr Japarov said on Thursday he was assuming presidential powers after President Sooronbai Jeenbekov and parliament speaker Kanatbek Isayev resigned on the same day.

Under the Central Asian nation’s constitution, Japarov must now oversee a presidential election within three months in which he himself cannot run.

Reporting by Mariya Gordeyeva; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Alison Williams

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