Almazbek Atambaev was officially confirmed today as the winner of Kyrgyzstan's presidential election, securing nearly 63 percent of the October 30 vote.
The Central Election Commission announced that Atambaev, a former prime minister, won an outright majority, avoiding the need for a second-round runoff.
Adakhan Madumarov, leader of the Butun Kyrgyzstan (United Kyrgyzstan) party, won a close-run race for second place.
He polled 14.8 percent to edge out third-placed Kamchibek Tashiev, with 14.3 percent.
None of the other 13 candidates polled more than 1 percent of the vote.