A burnt car is seen on the back of a truck as people rally to demand the impeachment of Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov at Bishkek's Ala-Too square.
A burnt car is seen on the back of a truck as people rally to demand the impeachment of Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov at Bishkek's Ala-Too square.
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Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov has resigned following widespread post-election agitations which plunged the country into political chaos.

Boronov has now been replaced by Sadyr Japarov, who protesters released from jail the day before.

Opposition groups had earlier seized control of parliament, protesting election results they say were rigged, BBC reported.

Facing mounting pressure, the country's electoral body has annulled the results of Sunday's parliament elections.

The election results had seen parties allied to the country's president Sooronbai Jeenbekov win the largest share of the votes, amid accusations of mass vote-buying.

President Jeenbekov is still in power but has hinted that he is ready to stand down.

He had earlier told the BBC he was "ready to give the responsibility to strong leaders", but refused to say who he had in mind.

The latest announcement comes after days of chaos which saw protesters seizing government buildings and freeing high-profile political detainees - including Japarov, who had been serving an 11-year sentence for kidnapping a regional Governor during an opposition protest seven years ago.

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