Kyrgyzstan’s president says he’s quitting to avoid bloodshed - The Boston Globe Kyrgyzstan’s embattled President Sooronbai Jennbekov said Thursday he was resigning following protests over a disputed parliamentary election, the third time in 15 years that a leader of the Central Asian country has been ousted by a popular uprising. Kyrgyzstan's president announces resignation in wake of disputed electionKyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov announced Thursday he is resigning from his post after unrest erupted over a disputed election. Russia’s post-Soviet hegemony is fadingMoscow's backyard is not what it was. A multi-polar world is emerging, but not the one Vladimir Putin has sought to promote. Putin has become tangled in his own webThe problem with freezing conflicts in a defective fridge is that after a while they start to stink. That’s what happened to the nasty ancestral feud between the Armenians and Azeris in the rugged Kyrgyzstan president quits, saying he doesn't want to shoot citizensConvicted kidnapper emerges as contender to lead chaotic Central Asian country Kyrgyzstan leader holds talks to try to end political crisisThe president of Kyrgyzstan has held his first talks with the new speaker of parliament to try to end a political crisis that unfolded in the Central Asian country after mass protests over a disputed parliamentary election A Convicted Kidnapper Is Chosen to Lead Government of KyrgyzstanLawmakers in Central Asia's only democracy selected a man sprung from jail by protesters just days ago in an effort to end days of violent political unrest From Hiding, Kyrgyzstan’s Leader Declares State of EmergencyEarlier on Friday, after protesters besieged government buildings, President Sooronbai Jeenbekov said he was willing to leave office. His new decree raised concerns about an orderly transfer of power.