Then he delivered an inaugural speech. Almazbek Atambayev made an appeal to the people of Kyrgyzstan and delivered a welcome speech to the elected president.
Then Sooronbai Jeenbekov and Almazbek Atambayev went to the Parliament building, where they were met by a guard of honor, and then to the office of the head of state.
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.
Jeenbekov scored 54% of the October 15 ballot viewed as Kyrgyzstan’s most competitive election since independence, with oligarch opponent Omurbek Babanov taking more than a third of votes cast.
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