Kyrgyzstan: Opposition Front Collapses In Sight of Election
At the start of August, the leaders of three political parties in Kyrgyzstan announced they were joining forces and putting forward a single candidate for the October 15 presidential election.
Bakyt Torobayev of the Onuguu-Progress party, Adakhan Madumarov of Butun Kyrgyzstan, and Kamchibek Tashiyev and Akhmatbek Keldibekov, joint leaders of Ata-Jurt, are all southerners, which would have made whoever received their collective support a formidable player in the vote.
But just one month later, their coalition grouping, which they called Kaira Zharaluu, Kyrgyz for Revival, has not only failed to agree on a single candidate — they have decided to run independently.
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