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Omurbek Babanov about his possible departure from Kyrgyzstan

Omurbek Babanov told at a press conference about his possible departure from Kyrgyzstan and denied all the rumors.

«I’m not going to leave. I want to rest. Four months of the pre-election struggle have been tense. But in the near future, I’m not going anywhere,» Omurbek Babanov said.

He noted that he lost because state television channels blackened him day and night. The law enforcement agencies were working against him. «Strategically, somewhere, we missed something. The elections were democratic, because we ourselves were waiting for the result. Until recently, no one knew the outcome,» Omurbek Babanov said.

According to preliminary data, Sooronbai Jeenbekov scored 54.81 percent of the votes. Omurbek Babanov was supported by 33.74 percent of voters.