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Kyrgyz Parliament Sets Presidential Election For October 30


President Roza Otunbaeva

President Roza Otunbaeva

Kyrgyzstan's parliament today set October 30 as the date for a presidential election designed to move the country closer to completing constitutional reforms aimed at creating Central Asia's first parliamentary democracy.

The mandate of current President Roza Otunbaeva is due to expire on December 31.

She has run the country since April 2010, when President Kurmanbek Bakiev was toppled by a violent revolt.

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