Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print International relations Bloodless Kyrgyz presidential election has China and Russia smiling First elections untainted by violence or foreign interference People cast their ballots in the presidential election in Kyrgyzstan Oct. 15. This was the first instance of a non-violent, democratic transfer of power in the country.
EIJI FURUKAWA, Nikkei staff writer October 21, 2017 18:15 JST | Mongolia, Central Asia, Afghanistan
MOSCOW -- China and Russia may be competing for influence in Central Asia, but neither will be disappointed with the outcome of Kyrgyzstan's recent presidential election.
Former Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov won the Oct. 15 poll, marking the country's first ever democratic transfer of power.
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