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Sooronbai Jeenbekov

Kyrgyzstan inaugurates new president Sooronbai Jeenbekov

BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan's new president Sooronbai Jeenbekov was inaugurated on Friday in a ceremony marking the first peaceful transfer of power between elected leaders in the Central Asian country. Jeenbekov, 59, a close ally of outgoing Almazbek Atambayev, swore to protect the "unity of the country" as he accepted the national flag and donned a breastplate signifying the presidency. The boom of artillery fire marking the power transfer was audible across Bishkek, the capital of the majority-Muslim country of six million.…