Kyrgyzstan | Institute for War and Peace Reporting


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Global Voices

10 Nov 15
When reservoir levels fall, so does hydropower generation – bad news for consumers at peak usage time.
9 Nov 15
Twitter and Facebook campaigns force legislators to back down on plans for more comfortable seats.
6 Nov 15
Adolescents run extortion rackets and intimidate younger schoolmates.
2 Nov 15
Under mysterious circumstances, convicts make easy escape, but most end up dead.
15 Oct 15
Embarrassment as plans to buy comfortable seats for parliament have to be shelved.
Political banners at a bazaar during election campaigning (Photo: IWPR)
6 Oct 15
Holding a contested election without a foregone conclusion was an achievement in itself.
Kyrgyz women dressed up for a Social Democratic Party event. (Photo: Social Democrats’ press office)
Photo Essay
4 Oct 15
With much to play for, parties have been going the extra mile to secure votes.
1 Oct 15
Thirty per cent quota may not translate into female candidates taking their fair share of seats in October 4 polls.
25 Sep 15
Many of the current legislators are likely to make it into the next parliament, even if they have shifted party allegiance.
16 Sep 15
Main political groupings go through mergers and defections, but the essence of politics remains the same.