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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?

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.
From Prison to Parliament: Meet Kyrgyzstan’s New Prime Minister
October 14, 2020

From Prison to Parliament: Meet Kyrgyzstan’s New Prime Minister

By Catherine Putz
Until October 6, Sadyr Japarov was serving an 11.5 year prison term for hostage-taking. He's now prime minister of Kyrgyzstan.

What’s Next for Kyrgyzstan?
October 14, 2020

What’s Next for Kyrgyzstan?

By Colleen Wood
It’s the second week of Kyrgyzstan’s political crisis – what does the path forward look like?

Kyrgyzstan: ‘Anarchy Reigns’ and Various Nodes of Power Emerge
October 07, 2020

Kyrgyzstan: ‘Anarchy Reigns’ and Various Nodes of Power Emerge

By Catherine Putz
Amid the confusing chaos, there are several factions emerging in the fight for political power in Kyrgyzstan.

Former Kyrgyz Lawmaker Detained After Rally in Bishkek Goes Awry
March 05, 2020

Former Kyrgyz Lawmaker Detained After Rally in Bishkek Goes Awry

By Catherine Putz
A former Kyrgyz lawmaker has been detained after a rally in support of a different jailed former parliamentarian went awry this past weekend.
More Kyrgyz Parliamentarians Charged with Corruption
May 31, 2017

More Kyrgyz Parliamentarians Charged with Corruption

By Catherine Putz
There’s plenty of corruption to spread the charges around.

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