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Opposition figure elected Kyrgyzstan's PM amid clashes - reports

(Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan’s parliament elected opposition politician Sadyr Zhaparov as prime minister on Tuesday, Russia’s RIA news agency reported, after the previous cabinet chief resigned amid post-election protests.

However, according to Kyrgyz news website Akipress, shortly afterwards Zhaparov and other politicians had to flee the hotel where parliament had convened as a number of people carrying sticks and rocks broke into the building.

Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Gareth Jones

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