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Kyrgyz Interim Government Winds Its Way Through Obstacles

A Eurasianet partner post from RFE/RL

Less than two months after the bloody political upheaval that resulted in regime change in Bishkek, life -- at least on the surface -- seems to have returned to normal in Kyrgyzstan.

It is business as usual for government institutions, schools, and businesses. And most importantly for ordinary people, they are getting their wages and pensions on time.

Despite the sense of normalcy, however, Kyrgyzstan's interim government still lacks legitimacy and international recognition -- and financial, political, and security challenges loom. 

Both supporters and critics of the interim leaders wonder whether Roza Otunbaeva's government can last long enough to implement even its most immediate plans, such as conducting a nationwide referendum and parliamentary election this year.

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A Eurasianet partner post from RFE/RL

Kyrgyz Interim Government Winds Its Way Through Obstacles

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