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Should Europe Worry About Kyrgyzstan?
January 16, 2021

Should Europe Worry About Kyrgyzstan?

By Ana-Maria Anghelescu
Sadyr Japarov’s rise to power and a return to presidentialism demonstrate the limits of democracy promotion in Kyrgyzstan.

Elections in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: What Next?
January 14, 2021

Elections in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: What Next?

By Ankit Panda
A presidential election in Kyrgyzstan and a parliamentary election in Kazakhstan kick off 2021 in Central Asia.
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.

17 Candidates Remain in the Kyrgyz Presidential Race
January 05, 2021

17 Candidates Remain in the Kyrgyz Presidential Race

By Catherine Putz
Four opposition candidates, in anticipation of a second round run-off for the presidency, have pledged to unite behind a single candidate. But Sadyr Japarov is the favorite to win in the first round.

Public Opinion Survey Polls Kyrgyz on Upcoming Election Questions
December 29, 2020

Public Opinion Survey Polls Kyrgyz on Upcoming Election Questions

By Catherine Putz
When asked in early December which politicians they trusted, 48 percent of surveyed Kyrgyz said Sadyr Japarov -- 31 percent said they trusted no politicians.

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.
What’s in Kyrgyzstan’s Proposed ‘Khanstitution’?
November 20, 2020

What’s in Kyrgyzstan’s Proposed ‘Khanstitution’?

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyz are set to vote on a controversial new constitution and for a new president on the same day, January 10.

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.

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