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Ahead of Kyrgyz Parliamentary Elections, Elections Official Arrested on Fraud Charges
September 14, 2021

Ahead of Kyrgyz Parliamentary Elections, Elections Official Arrested on Fraud Charges

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan will finally hold parliamentary elections in late November, more than a year after a botched election spun the country into political turmoil.

Will Kyrgyzstan’s ‘False Information’ Law Threaten Free Speech?
August 26, 2021

Will Kyrgyzstan’s ‘False Information’ Law Threaten Free Speech?

By Catherine Putz
Japarov signed the bill passed by the parliament last month, but many questions remain about how it will be implemented.
Upcoming Parliament Elections Present New Opportunities and Challenges for Kyrgyzstan
August 04, 2021

Upcoming Parliament Elections Present New Opportunities and Challenges for Kyrgyzstan

By Ilgiz Kambarov
Kyrgyzstan’s parliament will shrink and change after the next election, expected later this year, under new legislation and a new constitution.

Kyrgyzstan Expected to Greenlight Controversial Constitutional Referendum
March 09, 2021

Kyrgyzstan Expected to Greenlight Controversial Constitutional Referendum

By Catherine Putz
The referendum, the second this year, is likely to be set for April 11.

Why Did Kyrgyz Voters Give Up Parliamentarism? 
January 12, 2021

Why Did Kyrgyz Voters Give Up Parliamentarism? 

By Mariya Y. Omelicheva
In addition to electing Sadyr Japarov to the presidency, Kyrgyz voted by a huge margin to shift back to a strong presidential government system. 

Acting Kyrgyz President Mamytov Visits Moscow
December 09, 2020

Acting Kyrgyz President Mamytov Visits Moscow

By Catherine Putz
Mamytov, Kyrgyzstan's second acting president since October, is a close ally of Sadyr Japarov, who hopes to win election to the real presidency on January 10.

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.

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