Kyrgyzstan's parliament today appointed opposition deputy, Ishenbai Kadyrbekov, as interim president, after days of violent protest culminated in the storming of the government headquarters and forced the president from power.
The parliament gave Mr Kayrbekov until tomorrow to present a new government.
But there was no word on the whereabouts of the president, Askar Akayev, whose resignation is demanded by the protesters.
There were rumours that Mr Akayev had left the country, that he had resigned and that he was monitoring events from a Russian military base just outside the capital, Bishkek.
The United States may be deliberately fomenting political unrest in Kyrgyzstan, Russia's Communist Party leader said Wednesday.
Gennady Zyuganov, leader of the Communist Party of Russia, told Interfax the current political protests in the former Soviet republic in Central Asia may have been caused by the recent parliamentary elections held there, poverty and possible interference by the United States.
"I have a feeling that the Americans are not very satisfied with those who rule Kyrgyzstan," Zyuganov told a news conference at Interfax' main office.
"The main reason, in my opinion, is that (Kyrgyz President Askar) Akayev's clan has helped all its members -- starting with children and ending with the most distant relatives -- win parliamentary seats. They have done everything in their power to suppress the opposition," the communist leader said.
"Kyrgyzstan's impoverished population has come close to the bottom line. (Therefore) this indignation among the people is quite justified and understandable," Zyuganov told the news agency.