A Fractured But Hopeful Kyrgyzstan Goes to the Polls

A woman casts her ballot at a state-run greenhouse in Bishkek.

Voters turned out in high numbers on October 30 for what promised to be Central Asia’s first relatively democratic presidential election. But allegations of foul play were rife, ensuring the results would be hotly contested.

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David Trilling is EurasiaNet's Central Asia editor. Nicolas Tanner contributed reporting from Osh.

A Fractured But Hopeful Kyrgyzstan Goes to the Polls

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