Sadyr Japarov Resign as Kyrgyzstan president after weeks of protest by citizens.
Kyrgyzstan parliament confirms Sadyr Japarov as new president
Sadyr Japarov, a nationalist politician, has been confirmed as president of Kyrgyzstan after his predecessor resigned following protests.
Sooronbay Jeenbekov stepped down on Thursday after violent demonstrations erupted over disputed parliamentary election results.
Japarov, who was sprung from jail during the protests and later appointed prime minister by Jeenbekov in a failed attempt to quell the unrest, declared himself leader of the central Asian nation.
On Friday, lawmakers said he would lead the country until presidential elections next year, while remaining prime minister.