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Kyrgyzstan's Upcoming Election


Since April 2010, Kyrgyzstan has made headlines with the protest that toppled President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the transition to the current government of President Roza Otunbayeva, and the referendum that established the country as the first parliamentary system in Central Asia. Anthony Bowyer, IFES Program Manager for the Caucasus and Central Asia, tells us why all eyes are once again on Kyrgyzstan as it heads toward general elections on October 30.