Falling for the Promises, yet again? Kyrgyzstan’s New President: New Hope or the Next Disappointment?

by Meerim Egemberdieva

On the 10th of January, early in the morning, I headed to the polling station to participate in the presidential election. There was no queue and the process of voting took me only five minutes. Unlike other elections though, this time I went to the polling station knowing almost certainly what the election results would be. „Falling for the Promises, yet again? Kyrgyzstan’s New President: New Hope or the Next Disappointment?“ weiterlesen

Broken Hopes, Power Struggles and Chaos in Kyrgyzstan

by Meerim Egemberdieva

On 4th of October 2020, Kyrgyzstan held parliamentary elections. 16 parties competed. Yet, only three status quo parties gained most of the votes. Protests broke out in the capital Bishkek. These protests focus on two of the winning parties which are linked with President Jeenbekov and former Customs’ official Raimbek Matraimov. „Broken Hopes, Power Struggles and Chaos in Kyrgyzstan“ weiterlesen