Kurmanbek Bakiev sworn in as president of Kyrgyzstan
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Following the exile of the previous president, Askar Akayev, Bakiev was appointed acting president until elections were held.
Mr Bakiev's main competitor in the elections was Felix Kulov. They agreed upon a power-sharing pact, meaning that Mr Kulov would become Prime Minister if Mr Bakiev became president.
Bakiev took his oath of office after a military parade, in front of diginitaries in Bishkek's central square.
- "Bakiev sworn in as Kyrgyz leader" — , August 14, 2005
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