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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. 

From Prison to Presidency: Sadyr Japarov’s Victory
January 11, 2021

From Prison to Presidency: Sadyr Japarov’s Victory

By Aruuke Uran Kyzy
Japarov soared past 16 other candidates with 79 percent of the vote in the January 10 election.
Looking Ahead to January 10: Elections in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
December 22, 2020

Looking Ahead to January 10: Elections in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

By Colleen Wood
Why bother analyzing elections in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan if we think we know the results?

Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Isakov Gets New Trial, Too
December 09, 2020

Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Isakov Gets New Trial, Too

By Catherine Putz
He's on the lam after getting out of jail during the October unrest and neglecting to return to prison.

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.

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.

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.

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 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?

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