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Kyrgyz President's Chief Spokesman Resigns Ahead Of Elections

Chief of the information and coordination center Farid Niyazov
BISHKEK -- The chief spokesman for Kyrgyzstan's presidential administration has resigned, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

Farid Niyazov, chief of the presidential information and coordination center, told RFE/RL that his decision is connected with parliamentary elections scheduled for October 10.

Niyazov said he wants to work for his Social Democratic Party -- the former party of President Roza Otunbaeva -- during this important period.

Niyazov became head of the center on April 8, the day after deadly clashes between antigovernment demonstrators and security forces that led to the ouster of President Kurmanbek Bakiev.