BREAKING NEWS ~ Kyrgyz Supreme Court invalidates elections as president flees

[JURIST] Itar-Tass is reporting that the Kyrgyz Supreme Court has invalidated disputed parliamentary elections. Kyrgyzstan President Askar Akayev had been flown to Russia and his family had been taken to Kazakhstan just hours after protestors, demanding Akayev's resignation after allegations of fraud, stormed the presidential compound. Court chairman Kurmanbek Osmonov is quoted as saying that the court recognizes the former parliament as the legitimate legislature. The Kyrgyz government website is currently offline. AP has more on the resignation and the invalid elections.

1:42 PM ET - AP is reporting Kyrgyzstan's parliament elected former opposition lawmaker Ishenbai Kadyrbekov as the country's interim president.



 

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