Leila Saralaeva | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
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5 May 06
After parliamentary criticism prompts most of his government offer to resign, President Kurmanbek Bakiev tells legislators to behave or face the consequences.
24 Apr 06
More protests planned as government and opposition fail to find middle ground.
21 Apr 06
Government agrees measures to take out serious criminals, a day after a prominent public figure is attacked.
5 Apr 06
President Bakiev steps in after protesters occupy central square to demand prime minister’s resignation.
23 Mar 06
Whether you view March 24 as a positive turning point or a national tragedy very much depends which side of the protest lines you were on at the time.
6 Mar 06
Marat Sultanov promises to unite a divided chamber, but some are concerned that President Bakiev will exert more control over parliament.
20 Feb 06
A personal conflict between president and parliamentary chairman mirrors the chasm between the institutions they represent.
10 Feb 06
Deputies stunned as President Bakiev tells them to stop obstructing his policymaking, and to clean up their own act at the same time.
5 Feb 06
The arrest of a senior security officer in Bishkek has sparked a major row between two powerful law-enforcement agencies.
21 Jan 06
Journalists face libel action for criticising Kurmanbek Bakiev.