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First presidential elections took place in Kyrgyzstan 27 years ago

The first nationwide presidential elections took place in Kyrgyzstan on October 12, 1991. Askar Akayev was elected the head of state.

He became the leader of Kyrgyzstan in 1990. But then he was elected by the deputies of the Supreme Council in connection with the adoption of the Declaration of Sovereignty and Independence.

At the first presidential election, only one name was included in the ballot papers.

As a result, 95.3 percent of voters voted for Askar Akayev.

Later, he was reelected more than once. But everything ended sadly for the first head of Kyrgyzstan — he was overthrown on March 24, 2005. He fled to Russia and lives with his family in Moscow now.