Kyrgyzstan: Is Another Layer of Democracy Too Much for Bishkek?

The tradition of the kurultai, or occasional popular assembly, in Kyrgyzstan stretches back to the days when Turkic and Mongol nomads roamed the Central Asian steppe. Now some Kyrgyz officials are agitating for the formal incorporation of the kurultai into the political process.

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Chris Rickleton is a Bishkek-based journalist.

Kyrgyzstan: Is Another Layer of Democracy Too Much for Bishkek?

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