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Sadyr Japarov wins 79.23% of votes in presidential election in Kyrgyzstan

The turnout in the January 10 elections was 39.33%

BISHKEK, January 16. /TASS/. Sadyr Japarov won 79.23% of the vote in the early presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan, the Central Election Commission reported on Saturday.

"79.23% of voters supported Japarov," the statement said, the turnout in the January 10 elections was 39.33%.

According to the CEC, the final voting protocols have been received from all 2,470 polling stations. "Now the results of the elections should be officially approved at a meeting of the Central Election Commission," the department told TASS.

On January 10, early presidential elections were held in Kyrgyzstan, as well as a referendum in which citizens chose the form of government in the country - presidential or parliamentary. 17 candidates ran for the post of head of state. To win in the first round, one of the contenders needed to get more than half of the votes. Slightly over 80% of voters voted for the presidential model during the referendum.