Kyrgyz PM Atambayev set to win presidential election

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Kyrgyz Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev is set to win Sunday’s presidential election, gaining over 50 percent of the vote, with over 80% of the ballots counted, the Central Asian country’s Central Election Commission said citing preliminary data.

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev is set to win Sunday’s presidential election, gaining over 50 percent of the vote, with over 80% of the ballots counted, the Central Asian country’s Central Election Commission said citing preliminary data.

A candidate who gains over 50% of the vote wins the election.

Sixteen candidates took part in the presidential polls. Atambayev left his closest rivals far behind.

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