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· December, 2007

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from December, 2007

Kyrgyzstan: Election Results Still Unknown

The Azamat Report says that 10 days after the election day nobody has seen the results. The Central Election Commission has not published the official results of the parliamentary vote...

Kyrgyzstan: The new parliament

GenderStan looks at the newly elected parliament of Kyrgyzstan, paying specific attention to equipment and gender representation.

Kyrgyzstan: Christmas Cheer

Steve LeVine says that the Kyrgyzs are turning to a can't miss tourist grabber — Santa Claus — after a Swedish consultancy bureau stated that Kygyz mountains are the best...

Kyrgyzstan: Teaching finance

Bboyd reacts on the predicted unemployment catastrophe among young people in the developing countries, and gives some recommendations for the aid organizations on how to fight it.

Kyrgyzstan: Weeding the Tulip Garden

Bboyd reviews the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan, saying that instead of a diverse planting of ideas and leadership, Kyrgyzstan’s legislature will have a kind of political desert for ideas and...

Kyrgyzstan: Manas Petroleum

Ben reports that a Kyrgyz company is getting involved in the oil business in Kyrgyzstan and Albania.

Kyrgyzstan: “I don’t believe” arrests

Bektour Iskender posts an article about participants of the “I don’t believe” action that have been arrested for protesting against the official results of the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: The Tulip Revolution’s Bitter Blooms

Nathan reviews the outcomes of the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan, including conclusion of the OSCE monitors, official results, reactions of the state bodies and the public.

Kyrgyzstan: Criticism Prevails in Elections Estimates

Asel posts official results of the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan, and provides an overview of observers’ reactions to the conduct of the vote.

Kyrgyzstan: Election's Over

The Azamat Report says violations during yesterday's voting process (not counting the pre-election irregularities) were massive.

Kyrgyzstan: A Kyrgyzstani nominated for Grammy

Asel reports that Eldar Djangirov, a Kyrgyz musician, has been nominated for the 2007 Grammy Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

Kyrgyzstan: Women and Youth Score Worst in Elections

GenderStan opines that the way Kyrgyz society is structured does not allow for diversity in the parliament. The party called “New Power” won as little as 0,23% of the votes....

Kyrgyzstan: Elections Update

The Azamat Report reviews the most important election-related problems that can affect the results, highlighting apathy of the voters, possible ballot stuffing and intimidation.

Kyrgyzstan: Opposition Parties Plan To Ally Ahead Of Elections

Almaz says that six opposition parties in Kyrgyzstan can ally in the near future in order to have the elections in the country be held fairly and transparently.

Kyrgyzstan: Trading with Chine

The Azamat Report reviews official Chinese statistics, according to which the trade turnover between Kyrgyzstan and China is around $1 billion, while the Kyrgyz government puts it at $289 million.

Kyrgyzstan: Criminal case against opposition politician

GenderStan reports that the Kyrgyz authorities started a prosecution against opposition politician Edil Baisalov, who is accused of making confidential ballot forms public by publishing them on his blog.

Kyrgyzstan: Watching Russia

The Azamat Report is watching the recent developments in Russia, like many people in Kyrgyzstan do, because Putin is very popular in Kyrgyzstan and many wish that we had a...

Kyrgyztsan: Kyrgyz Santa Promises Revenues

CXW reports that the Kyrgyz Tourist Board is capitalising on the recent revelation by the Sweden's consulting firm that Santa Claus should be living in Kyrgyzstan to better manage his...

Kyrgyzstan: Reviewing the month

Almaz reviews the political developments in Kyrgyzstan, highlighting the murder of an Uzbek journalist in the southern city of Osh, resignation of the prime-minister and barring of an opposition leader...

Kyrgyzstan: Clone Blog of a Politician Stirs Debates

CXW reviews the highly debated clone blog of Edil Baisalov’s LiveJournal. Baisalov is an outspoken opposition politican of Kyrgyzstan, and the developments are taking place on the eve of parliamentary...

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