Kyrgyzstan leader’s ally set to win presidential election

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Preliminary results in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election show a surprise first round victory for Sooronbai Jeenbekov, the chosen successor of Kyrgyzstan's outgoing president Almazbek Atambayev.

He trailed a young and charismatic oil tycoon for much of the electoral campaign. Atambayev has pledged a peaceful and democratic transition.

Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker reports from Bishkek.

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