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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.
Kyrgyz Court Unsurprisingly Upholds Rulings Against Atambayev and Isakov
August 20, 2020

Kyrgyz Court Unsurprisingly Upholds Rulings Against Atambayev and Isakov

By Catherine Putz
Atambaeyv’s second trial is still in progress, but previous cases against the former president and his ally, Sapar Isakov, were recently upheld.

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.

COVID-19 in Kyrgyzstan: National Unity and Frustration 
July 21, 2020

COVID-19 in Kyrgyzstan: National Unity and Frustration 

By Aruuke Uran Kyzy
Amid the pandemic, Kyrgyz are finding grassroots unity but also sharing widespread frustration with the government. 

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.

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Steps Down Amid Telecom Scandal
June 17, 2020

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Steps Down Amid Telecom Scandal

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyz prime ministers tend to have a short shelf-life.
Fed Up Kyrgyz Forge Ahead with Online Protests
May 28, 2020

Fed Up Kyrgyz Forge Ahead with Online Protests

By Colleen Wood
What should we make of a new digital flashmob that channels widespread discontent with Kyrgyzstan’s government?

Atambayev Trial Begins With Postponement
March 25, 2020

Atambayev Trial Begins With Postponement

By Catherine Putz
Just as it was finally beginning, the trial of Almazbek Atambayev was postponed.

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’s Parliamentary Polls: An Open Field
February 25, 2020

Kyrgyzstan’s Parliamentary Polls: An Open Field

By Colleen Wood
Kyrgyzstan will have parliamentary elections in October; party fractionalization means the race is anyone’s game.
Absurdity Reigns Supreme in Kyrgyzstan’s Neverending Atambayev Fiasco
January 17, 2020

Absurdity Reigns Supreme in Kyrgyzstan’s Neverending Atambayev Fiasco

By Colleen Wood
Kyrgyzstan’s legal system and former president Almazbek Atambayev are still locked in stalemate.

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