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The difficult relationship between the president and his prime minister breaks down after parliament refuses to let Felix Kulov come back as premier.
9 Feb 07
Tough new restrictions on migrants in the retail sector criticised by rights activists and some in business community.
26 Jan 07
The balance of power as set out in the constitution appears to have swung back towards President Bakiev.
23 Jan 07
The new constitution offers a real prospect of more accountable government, but political leaders may try to undermine the reform.
2 Dec 06
As Kyrgyzstan looked set to descend into deep political turmoil, parliament came up with an almost magical fix, allowing everyone to agree on a new constitution.
24 Nov 06
Thousands-strong opposition rally fails to unnerve government, which hits back with accusations of a coup plot.
10 Nov 06
Parliament was promised more rights in a radical new constitution, so it was angered by the conservative document it received.
7 Nov 06
Kyrgyzstan reels as a leading political figure with alleged underworld links is shot down in the street.
13 May 06
Analysts say President Bakiev’s ultimatum to the Americans is designed for consumption in Moscow.
24 Apr 06
Aidar Akaev’s constituents want to sack him as their member of parliament since he has not been in the country for the last year.
10 Apr 06