BISHKEK (Reuters) - Former interim president Sadyr Japarov looked poised for a landslide victory in Kyrgyzstan’s presidential election, preliminary Central Election Commission data showed on Sunday.
Based on about 28% of ballots, Japarov had won 72.7% of the vote, according to the data, which was being updated in real time. If he wins more than 50% of the vote, Japarov will be elected president and avoid a run-off.
Reporting by Olga Dzyubenko; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Mark Heinrich
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