Kyrgyzstan president says ready to resign once new cabinet appointed

FILE PHOTO: Kyrgyzstan’s President Sooronbay Jeenbekov attends a meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia September 28, 2020. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

ALMATY (Reuters) – Kyrgyzstan’s President Sooronbai Jeenbekov said on Friday he was ready to resign once a new cabinet was appointed to end the power vacuum in the Central Asian nation gripped by unrest.

Opposition groups whose supporters seized government buildings on Tuesday, forcing the cabinet to resign, have struggled to agree on who would lead a provisional government, prompting fears of chaos in the nation of 6.5 million.

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