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Kyrgyzstan's parliament names Zhaparov prime minister

Members of Kyrgyz armed forces stand in formation in Ala-Too Square after President Sooronbai Jeenbekov declared a state of emergency in the capital and ordered troops to be deployed there, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan October 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan’s parliament named Sadyr Zhaparov prime minister on Saturday, ending a power vacuum in the Central Asian nation which has been gripped by unrest since Oct 6.

Reporting by Olga Dzyubenko; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov, Editing by William Maclean

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