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Kyrgyz president quits; prime minister, newly sprung from jail, takes over

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Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned on Thursday, leaving power in the hands of a nationalist rival whose supporters freed him from jail last week. The swift transition appears to put an end to more than a week of turmoil and unrest that followed a disputed election.