People protesting the results of a parliamentary vote gather by a bonfire in front of the seized main government building, known as the White House, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on October 6. Photo: AFP People protesting the results of a parliamentary vote gather by a bonfire in front of the seized main government building, known as the White House, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on October 6. Photo: AFP
People protesting the results of a parliamentary vote gather by a bonfire in front of the seized main government building, known as the White House, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on October 6. Photo: AFP

Turmoil grips China neighbour Kyrgyzstan as protesters storm parliament, election annulled

  • People protesting the results of a disputed parliamentary election freed imprisoned ex-president Almazbek Atambayev
  • The ex-Soviet republic’s electoral commission has invalidated the results that saw big victories for pro-Russian President Sooronbay Jeenbekov

Topic |   Central Asia
People protesting the results of a parliamentary vote gather by a bonfire in front of the seized main government building, known as the White House, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on October 6. Photo: AFP People protesting the results of a parliamentary vote gather by a bonfire in front of the seized main government building, known as the White House, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on October 6. Photo: AFP
People protesting the results of a parliamentary vote gather by a bonfire in front of the seized main government building, known as the White House, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on October 6. Photo: AFP
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