Kyrgyzstan: Presidential Vote Could Aggravate Regional Rift

Presidential candidate Kamchybek Tashiev and his emcee at a rally in Bishkek on October 28. (Photo: David Trilling)

With its presidential election on October 30, Kyrgyzstan will make history as the first post-Soviet Central Asian nation to experience a transfer of power via the ballot box. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the process will be peaceful.

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David Trilling is EurasiaNet's Central Asia editor.

Kyrgyzstan: Presidential Vote Could Aggravate Regional Rift

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