• Kyrgyzstan says President-elect Almazbek Atambayev will take office on Dec. 1 in a ceremony that will mark the first ever peaceful handover of power in the former Soviet republic's two decades of independence.
  • Kyrgyzstan's first two presidents were overthrown in public uprisings. Current president Roza Otunbayeva, who wrested power from Bakiyev, earned international plaudits for agreeing to relinquish power.
  • Atambayev claimed  62.5 percent of the vote.