Kyrgyzstan: Nation Awaits Results as Hi-Tech Election Sets New Standard for Region

Voters enter a polling station the southwestern city of Osh. (Photo: Paul Bartlett)

Kyrgyzstan has held a parliamentary election like no other in Central Asia.

Competitive and technological, the October 4 vote set a bold example that has been hailed by organizers as a historic turning point for the nation.

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Joanna Lillis is a freelance writer who specializes in Central Asia. Peter Leonard is EurasiaNet's Central Asia editor.

Kyrgyzstan: Nation Awaits Results as Hi-Tech Election Sets New Standard for Region

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