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After Another Reversal, 16 Parties Set to Stand in Kyrgyzstan’s Parliamentary Election
September 10, 2020

After Another Reversal, 16 Parties Set to Stand in Kyrgyzstan’s Parliamentary Election

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan's Central Election Commission had another of its decisions to reject a party's registration reversed by a court.

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.
Kyrgyzstan’s Political Parties, Paperwork Problems, and a Looming Election
August 26, 2020

Kyrgyzstan’s Political Parties, Paperwork Problems, and a Looming Election

By Catherine Putz
Seventeen parties submitted documentation to run candidates in the upcoming parliamentary election, set for October 4, but not all will get to run.

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.

Date Set for Kyrgyzstan’s Parliamentary Election: October 4
July 07, 2020

Date Set for Kyrgyzstan’s Parliamentary Election: October 4

By Catherine Putz
Amid the mire of politics and a pandemic, Kyrgyzstan is headed for a pivotal parliamentary election this fall.

Kyrgyzstan’s Parliamentary Polls: Time to Lower the Threshold?
February 28, 2020

Kyrgyzstan’s Parliamentary Polls: Time to Lower the Threshold?

By Colleen Wood
Recent electoral reforms could incentivize corrupt campaigning, but is the answer to overhaul the new rules?

Kyrgyzstan: Omurbek Babanov’s Canceled Return
April 15, 2019

Kyrgyzstan: Omurbek Babanov’s Canceled Return

By Colleen Wood
Former presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov canceled plans to return to Kyrgyzstan, a year and a half after he fled the country.
Kyrgyzstan's Controversial Constitutional Referendum
December 10, 2016

Kyrgyzstan's Controversial Constitutional Referendum

By Catherine Putz
On Sunday, December 11, Kyrgyzstan's citizens will be asked to approve (or not) a host of constitutional changes.

Constitutional Clash: Date Set for Referendum in Kyrgyzstan
November 05, 2016

Constitutional Clash: Date Set for Referendum in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyz will consider a package of constitutional changes on December 11. What are they?

Kyrgyz Government Coalition Breaks Over Constitutional Referendum
October 24, 2016

Kyrgyz Government Coalition Breaks Over Constitutional Referendum

By Catherine Putz
The president's party, SDPK, cited “irreconcilable political views” as its reason for withdrawing from the coalition.

Finishing the Bishkek-Manas Road
August 29, 2016

Finishing the Bishkek-Manas Road

By Catherine Putz
With a late summer influx of visitors expected, one of Kyrgyzstan's most important roads is just barely finished.
Kyrgyzstan's Self-Defeating Conflict With Moderate Islam
June 22, 2016

Kyrgyzstan's Self-Defeating Conflict With Moderate Islam

By Uran Botobekov
The state's clash with a well-respected Muslim leader will only encourage true radicalization in the country.

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