Otunbayeva sworn in as Kyrgyz president

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Moscow, Jun 4: Roza Otunbayeva, the first woman president in Central Asia was sworn in as president of Kyrgyztan on Saturday, Jun 3.

Otunbayeva , the former ambassador to UK, promised that thousands of citizens whose houses had been blazed during the riots will be provided with new houses before the winter comes. She was addressing the audience at an inauguration ceremony in the capital Bishkek.

“Today Kyrgyzstan is living through one of the most dramatic periods in its history. Dark forces have spilt the blood of many innocent people," said the new President.

Otunbayeva was inaugurated as the President three weeks after the bloody ethnic violence claimed hundreds of lives in the nation, which ousted Kurmanbek Bakiyev from his presidency.

Otunbayeva will preside over for 18 months over a political reform which will transform Kyrgyztan from a presidential to a parliamentary republic.

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