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Kyrgyz Constitutional Chamber Nixes Petition to Undo Parliamentary Election Delay
December 03, 2020

Kyrgyz Constitutional Chamber Nixes Petition to Undo Parliamentary Election Delay

By Catherine Putz
The Kyrgyz Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber determined that parliament acted legally in extending its term and kicking parliamentary elections into 2021.

Atambayev Headed for Retrial in Batukayev Case After Supreme Court Cancels Conviction
December 01, 2020

Atambayev Headed for Retrial in Batukayev Case After Supreme Court Cancels Conviction

By Catherine Putz
Atambayev’s June conviction has been overturned, but he’ll be headed back to court for the Batukayev release case, and others.
Goalposts for Kyrgyzstan’s Constitutional Referendum Shifting 
December 01, 2020

Goalposts for Kyrgyzstan’s Constitutional Referendum Shifting 

By Colleen Wood
Two months out from unrest sparked by parliamentary elections, Kyrgyzstan’s political future remains uncertain.

What’s in Kyrgyzstan’s Proposed ‘Khanstitution’?
November 20, 2020

What’s in Kyrgyzstan’s Proposed ‘Khanstitution’?

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyz are set to vote on a controversial new constitution and for a new president on the same day, January 10.

Police Disruption of Women’s Day March Illegal, Kyrgyz Supreme Court Rules
November 13, 2020

Police Disruption of Women’s Day March Illegal, Kyrgyz Supreme Court Rules

By Catherine Putz
Overturning the decisions of two lower courts, the Kyrgyz Supreme Court says police should not have cracked down on the March 8 protest.

Presidential or Parliamentary? What Kind of Government Should Kyrgyzstan Have?
November 06, 2020

Presidential or Parliamentary? What Kind of Government Should Kyrgyzstan Have?

By Catherine Putz
With new presidential elections set for January and parliamentary elections sometime before June 2021, the debate over what kind of government Kyrgyzstan should have is critical.

Kyrgyz Presidential Hopefuls Rushing to Run
November 04, 2020

Kyrgyz Presidential Hopefuls Rushing to Run

By Catherine Putz
Last month, Kyrgyz rushed into offices. This month, they’re running for the exits in hopes of contesting the January 10 early presidential election.
Russia, China Cautiously Watch Kyrgyzstan’s Lingering Political Turmoil
November 04, 2020

Russia, China Cautiously Watch Kyrgyzstan’s Lingering Political Turmoil

By Catherine Putz
Treading carefully, both Moscow and Beijing have engaged the new Japarov government but with a markedly light touch.

New Election Dates and Challenges for Kyrgyzstan
November 02, 2020

New Election Dates and Challenges for Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
The presidential elections are now set for January 10, while challenges have been filed over the cancellation of the December 20 parliamentary redo.

Kyrgyzstan Punts on Elections to Pursue Constitutional Reforms
October 22, 2020

Kyrgyzstan Punts on Elections to Pursue Constitutional Reforms

By Catherine Putz
The Kyrgyz parliament voted to cancel forthcoming new parliament and presidential elections to make way for constitutional reforms.

Japarov’s Many Promises: Can Stability Emerge From Chaos in Kyrgyzstan?
October 22, 2020

Japarov’s Many Promises: Can Stability Emerge From Chaos in Kyrgyzstan?

By Ilgiz Kambarov
Will Kyrgyzstan’s new leader be able to address imminent politico-economic challenges and accomplish his all stated promises?
Kyrgyzstan: Raimbek Matraimov Detained, Released
October 21, 2020

Kyrgyzstan: Raimbek Matraimov Detained, Released

By Catherine Putz
The former customs official’s arrest was a suspicious surprise, though he’s long been alleged to have engaged in massive corruption in Kyrgyzstan. 

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