Election protests sputter in Kyrgyzstan

Election protests sputter in Kyrgyzstan

JALAL ABAD, Kyrgyzstan, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Election officials in southern Kyrgyzstan said the weekend election was fair though some communities are calling for the results to be overturned.

Protests follow Kyrgyz elections

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Protesters in southern Kyrgyzstan took to the streets Monday after it emerged the former prime minister was the winner of a weekend election.

Caution expressed before Kyrgyz election

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- With Kyrgyzstan preparing for its first post-coup election, a U.N. official said support was needed to keep threats to stability at bay.

Kyrgyzs nab OSCE election monitor

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A member of a European team observing elections in Kyrgyzstan was arrested for what she believes was because of a Chechen investigation, a rights group said.

Bishkek faces tough post-election period

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Whoever wins Sunday's presidential election in Kyrgyzstan has a myriad of geopolitical challenges to address that could affect the region, analysis finds.

No extradition for former Kyrgyz officials

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Members of the ousted regime in Kyrgyzstan are protected by refugee status or political asylum in European countries, an official in Bishkek said.

More competition in Kyrgyz election

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The registration of four presidential candidates in Bishkek brings the total number of contenders to 24, the Kyrgyz election commission said.

Uzbeks concerned by regional ethnic strife

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Clashes in 2010 in Kyrgyzstan pitting ethnic Uzbeks against Kyrgyzstanis are serious obstacles to regional peace, the Uzbek foreign minister said.

Bishkek wants extradition of former leader

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Those in hiding from the regime ousted in a 2010 coup should be extradited back to Kyrgyzstan, the country's president announced.

Kyrgyz leader feted at White House

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva was feted in a Washington ceremony for her role in leading her country toward democracy, the White House said.

Kyrgyz president won't run in fall election

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva, in power since the nation's "Tulip Revolution," announced she will not run for office in the country's fall elections.

Kyrgyzs on road to democracy, leader says

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Kyrgyzstan is slowly but surely headed along the path toward a democratic state, transitional President Roza Otunbayeva said.

Deposed Kyrgyz leader tied to killing?

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Deposed Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev is accused of complicity to commit murder in a court in Bishkek, the public prosecutor said Tuesday.

Otunbayeva calls for new government

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Interim Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva called on a party supporting her leadership to move to form a coalition government, a lawmaker said.

Bishkek called to task on new government

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The new parliament in Kyrgyzstan is called on to nominate a new prime minister and form a government within three weeks, the interim president said.
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