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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.

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.

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.

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 Working Toward New Elections Under New Rules
October 19, 2020

Kyrgyzstan Working Toward New Elections Under New Rules

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan looks likely to have a new parliament election sometime in December and a presidential poll in January. It may also have a constitutional referendum.

Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov Offers Resignation
October 15, 2020

Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov Offers Resignation

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan's complete political upheaval isn't finished yet.
From Prison to Parliament: Meet Kyrgyzstan’s New Prime Minister
October 14, 2020

From Prison to Parliament: Meet Kyrgyzstan’s New Prime Minister

By Catherine Putz
Until October 6, Sadyr Japarov was serving an 11.5 year prison term for hostage-taking. He's now prime minister of Kyrgyzstan.

What’s Next for Kyrgyzstan?
October 14, 2020

What’s Next for Kyrgyzstan?

By Colleen Wood
It’s the second week of Kyrgyzstan’s political crisis – what does the path forward look like?

Intergenerational Conflict at the Core of Kyrgyzstan’s Turmoil
October 09, 2020

Intergenerational Conflict at the Core of Kyrgyzstan’s Turmoil

By Aksana Ismailbekova
Kyrgyzstan’s “muted” voices -- woman and the youth -- are standing up against the ranks of old politicians and the patriarchy. 

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.
Does Kyrgyzstan’s Post-Election Chaos Put It on the Road to Revolution?
October 06, 2020

Does Kyrgyzstan’s Post-Election Chaos Put It on the Road to Revolution?

By Catherine Putz
At the very least, a new parliamentary election is in the cards, but what actually happens next is anyone’s guess. 

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