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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.

What’s Next for Kyrgyzstan?
November 01, 2020

What’s Next for Kyrgyzstan?

By Bruce Pannier
The government of Sadyr Japarov will have an opportunity to prove itself by confronting the problems that made the October 4 elections such a disaster.
Kyrgyzstan: ‘Anarchy Reigns’ and Various Nodes of Power Emerge
October 07, 2020

Kyrgyzstan: ‘Anarchy Reigns’ and Various Nodes of Power Emerge

By Catherine Putz
Amid the confusing chaos, there are several factions emerging in the fight for political power in Kyrgyzstan.

Survey Says: Kyrgyz Intend to Vote in October But Aren’t Sure For What Party
September 03, 2020

Survey Says: Kyrgyz Intend to Vote in October But Aren’t Sure For What Party

By Catherine Putz
A recent survey indicates that a majority of Kyrgyz intend to vote in October, but they aren't settled on what party they'll ultimately cast a ballot for.

Will Kyrgyzstan Postpone Its October Parliamentary Polls?
July 30, 2020

Will Kyrgyzstan Postpone Its October Parliamentary Polls?

By Ilgiz Kambarov
A date is set, but Kyrgyz citizens have serious concerns about the safety of holding an election amid a pandemic spinning out of control.

Kyrgyz Politics Simmering Over Atambayev-Jeenbekov Feud
November 28, 2018

Kyrgyz Politics Simmering Over Atambayev-Jeenbekov Feud

By Catherine Putz
The SDPK looks headed for a split while former President Atambayev and his successor, Jeenbekov, lob fiery rhetoric.

In Kyrgyzstan, Babanov Cases Losing Steam
September 20, 2018

In Kyrgyzstan, Babanov Cases Losing Steam

By Catherine Putz
Former presidential hopeful Omurbek Babanov was the subject of two highly political investigations. One has been suspended.
59 File to Run for the Kyrgyz Presidency
August 03, 2017

59 File to Run for the Kyrgyz Presidency

By Catherine Putz
The number will drop significantly ahead of the announcement of the final lineup on September 10.

Atambayev Talks: Hydro-Scandals, Bakiyevs, and Politics
July 24, 2017

Atambayev Talks: Hydro-Scandals, Bakiyevs, and Politics

By Catherine Putz
In a lengthy press conference, Kyrgyzstan's president answers questions on scandals past and present.

After Opposition Leader is Detained, Protests Kick Off in Kyrgyzstan
February 27, 2017

After Opposition Leader is Detained, Protests Kick Off in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Omurbek Tekebayev was detained Sunday as part of a corruption investigation -- supporters say it's all politics.

Kyrgyzstan Sets November Date for Presidential Election
February 16, 2017

Kyrgyzstan Sets November Date for Presidential Election

By Catherine Putz
The contenders are already gathering for what will surely be Central Asia's most dynamic election to date.
Sex Sells, Even in Tajikistan
October 24, 2015

Sex Sells, Even in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
Analyzing the Kyrgyz election and just who does Turkmenistan think it’s fooling? Friday links.

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