President Akayev’s political success came at an extremely heavy price for Kyrgyzstan–the irregularities in elections have tarnished the country’s earlier image as an “island of democracy by Rafis Abazov Parliamentary and presidential elections–and the pre-election maneuvering–dominated Kyrgyzstan’s public life in 2000, affecting not just politics but also economic and, to some extent, foreign policy. The […]

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