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Kyrgyz PM nominated as presidential candidate

(Xinhua)

08:38, August 15, 2011

BISHKEK. Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyz Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev was nominated on Sunday by his Social Democratic Party as a candidate in the Oct. 30 presidential election.

"We are nominating Atambayev as our candidate to the post of the head of state with the purpose of preserving the unity of the nation and the country at a time when the state system of Kyrgyzstan is seriously threatened," parliamentarian Daniyar Terbishaliyev told Interfax after the party's extraordinary convention.

Terbishaliyev said the Social Democratic Party will submit an application to the Central Elections Commission on Monday. ' So far, 54 applications have been filed before the Aug. 18 deadline.

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