Kyrgyz presidents will now be able to run for office for a second time, reversing the single-term limit imposed on leaders during an overhaul of the basic law in 2010.
Aizada Kanatbekova was abducted for marriage in a practice known as bride kidnapping on April 5 and found strangled two days later, with her suspected murderer who had died from seemingly self-inflicted knife wounds.
The 52-year-old politician won almost 80% of vote in Central Asian nation, preliminary results cited by Central Election Commission showed, meaning there will be no run-off.
Interim Prime Minister Sadyr Japarov, a Kyrgyz nationalist, took temporary control of the presidency after the country's parliament voted to end a state of emergency imposed by its ousted president.
Violent protests in the volatile Asian country erupted after a disputed parliamentary election.
Violent clashes continue in the volatile Central Asian country known for a notoriously unstable political system.
Embattled Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov has declared a state of emergency in the capital Bishkek, under which soldiers have orders to prevent armed clashes.
A disputed parliamentary vote has sparked a fresh crisis in the volatile Central Asian country, triggering protests and unrest that have left at least one dead and hundreds injured.
For bravado, some Kyrgyz men still take pride in stealing women. Now, a new gaming app is trying to change such perceptions.
More than 18,500 people have died from Covid-19 globally, according to the Johns Hopkins pandemic tracker.
Kyrgyz officials say the plane struck 15 buildings in a village, near the capital city Bishkek, when it crashed on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul. Authorities report that the plane's black box has been found.
Car driven by a suicide bomber smashed one of the embassy gates before blowing up in the centre of the compound close to the ambassador's residence, injuring two Kyrgyz embassy staff and a woman.
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