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Bishkek, delay in election results as tension mounts
Losing sides claim fraud and take to the streets demanding justice. Disagreements between the winning parties. The situation is uncertain and all outcomes possible. There is risk of further riots.
Opposition challenges Khamenei: on with the demonstrations
Mehdi Kharroubi and the wife of Moussavi call for demonstrations, against the warnings launched yesterday by the Grand Ayatollah. The Police announce a harsh crack down on “illegal gatherings”. An increasingly wide divide between protesters and establishment. Moussavi will not be present at the gathering of the Guardian Council for the partial verification of the election results.
Calm elections in Bishkek, no winner points to probable coalition government
Elections for the parliament of Kyrgyzstan took place yesterday without any problems, the first vote since the ouster of former President Bakiyev. Voter turnout was low, 5 parties in the fight for first place but none with a clear majority. Everyone is waiting to see if the result will be accepted.
Bishkek installs first parliamentary government of nation, and Central Asia
The coalition government, formed more than 2 months before the vote on 10 October, brings together very different positions. Now it has to face the economic and social crisis in the country and define its international role. The neo-premier, Atambaev Social Democratic leader, announces a trip to Russia.
Parliamentary elections in Bishkek: vote recount
Five parties have reached the threshold of 5% of votes, a sixth party, short a few hundred votes, is conceded a recount. It seems difficult to form a government, with seats divided among parties in strong opposition. The role of Russia and the United States.
Kyrgyz opposition leader given top jobs
President Askar Akayev has fled the country; maybe he is in St Petersburg. The country's Supreme Court annulled the last legislative elections.
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