Presidential vote runner-up in Kyrgyzstan concedes defeat

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 16, 2017 3:37 AM

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyz opposition leader Omurbek Babanov said on Monday he had lost Sunday's presidential election after preliminary figures showed his main opponent winning outright with more than 50 percent of the vote.

Babanov said he planned no immediate public protests in Kyrgyzstan, although his campaign staff would follow up on all reported violations of electoral rules.

(Reporting by Olga Dzyubenko; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber)