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Kyrgyz Constitutional Court declares victor in presidential elections

[JURIST] The Kyrgyz Constitutional Court Saturday declared interim Prime Minister Kurmanbek Bakiyev [official website in Russian;, Wikipedia profile] the winner of the Kyrgyz presidential election, held on July 10 after the resignation of former president Askar Akayev [JURIST report]. Article 45 of the Kyrgyz Constitution mandates that the Constitutional Court review the results after they are certified by the country's Central Election Commission [officail website, in Russian]. Bakiyev received over 80% of the vote. Itar-Tass has more.

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