Kyrgyzstan: Housing Tops Political Agenda Amid Russia-Driven Crash

A campaign billboard in Bishkek by the political party Respublika-Ata Jurt pledges that they will ensure home “Mortgages at 10 percent interest!” if their candidates are successful in the Kyrgyz parliamentary elections. A currency collapse and a significant drop in remittances by migrant workers is keeping many in Kyrgyzstan from buying homes because of unaffordable mortgage rates. (Photo: Peter Leonard)

A campaign slogan – “Mortgages at 10 Percent Interest!” – is featured on a billboard touting a leading contender in Kyrgyzstan’s October 4 parliamentary elections.

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Kyrgyzstan: Housing Tops Political Agenda Amid Russia-Driven Crash

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