Former Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov replaces his predecessor Almazbek Atambayev for six-year term
Voting began at 0200 GMT and will end at 1400 GMT. But after a tough campaign and with the electorate split, a second round of voting is a strong possibility, analysts say.
Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan form Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States
Massive landslide due to heavy rain in Osh, Kyrgyzstan results in loss of 24 lives
The sentences are likely to add to fears of a crackdown ahead of November elections, following anti-government protests.
Tekebayev's arrest sparked protests around the Central Asian country, as his supporters blasted the accusations against him as "a fabrication".
Sariyev is the first political heavyweight to officially announce his candidacy for the vote in the former Soviet republic which aims to find a replacement for Almazbek Atambayev, whose six-year term expires in December.
- ACT Airlines cargo flight from Hong Kong to Istanbul via Bishkek crashed on Monday
Around 43 houses were damaged by the crash, according to the emergency services ministry, which said that the accident sparked fires that spread, but have now been localised.
Over 2.5 million voters in Kyrgyzstan cast their ballots in constitutional referendum
A summit that was to host Turkic speaking countries has been postponed to a further date
The capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, boasts 22 libraries with a children's library that hold world classics opening up a whole new world for the children of Bishkek
Held in Kyrgyzstan, the World Nomad Games, delivers an exciting mixture of thrill and culture with a revival of ancient nomadic games delegatins from Turkey, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Gagauzia, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, China and over 10 subjects of the Russian Federation.
After initial treatment in Turkey, the Kyrgyz leader has been moved to Moscow for treatment
Initial medical exam carried out in Istanbul as Almazbek Atambayev complained of chest pains
An explosion has killed at least one person in the Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan
Çavuşoğlu warns that Gülen may attempt to topple the government of a 3rd country he may ask asylum
Interior minister's dismissal follows the arrests of at least six politicians in the last three months who have been charged with plotting a coup
Three leaders of the so-called People's Parliament stand accused of preparing a violent seizure of power in the country and destabilization of the political situation in the country, security services say
The CASA-1000 power project has been inaugurated by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan