Kyrgyz Government Confronts Power Problem

High-tension power lines deliver electricity from the Toktogul Hydroelectric Power Station. (Photo: Dean C.K. Cox)

Energy issues, specifically major price hikes for utilities, proved the undoing of Kurmanbek Bakiyev’s administration in Kyrgyzstan. The provisional government now in power in Bishkek has to take care to avoid the same pitfall.

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David Gullette is a freelance journalist and Affiliated Researcher with the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit at the University of Cambridge.

Kyrgyz Government Confronts Power Problem

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