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Although Raul Castro is stepping down as Cuba's leader, this is no victory for democracy. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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17 Apr 18
Despite elections, real political change remains as far away as ever.
IWPR workshop in Sadr City raising awareness of the importance of democratic participation. (Photo: IWPR)
Project Highlight
3 Apr 18
Events underline the importance of participation in crucial polls.
Pro-government candidate Sooronbai Zheenbekov. (Photo: Office of S. Zheenbekov)
17 Oct 17
The country’s next president looks set follow in the footsteps of the incumbent.
(Photo courtesy of N. Musaeva)
Interview
13 Oct 17
Watchdog claims that outlets wilfully ignore both legal norms and informal ethical codes.
President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambaev. (Photo: Host Photo Agency/Ria Novosti via Getty Images)
13 Oct 17
Allegations that official sources are attempting to thwart rival’s campaign.
29 Sep 17
Critics argue that Muslim leader should be penalised for offering election endorsement.
President Almazbek Atambaev meets the speaker of Kyrgyzstan's parliament and leaders of the five main parties. (Photo: Kyrgyz president's press service)
22 Sep 17
Legacy seen as key in contest that has already narrowed to two main contenders.
Alexey Malashenko, chief researcher at the Dialogue of Civilizations (DOC) think-tank. (Photo courtesy of Prof. Malashenko)
Interview
3 Jul 17
How religion and politics are mixing in a previously secular state.
Former prime minister Temir Sariev, gives his old valuable Quran to the lecturer of Islamic university of Kyrgyzstan Chubak Jalilov. (Photo: 24.kg news agency)
26 Jun 17
Will politicians use religious discourse to appeal to the electorate?
A veteran politician Omurbek Tekebaev was detained for two months in Kyrgyzstan. (Photo: RFE/RL)
2 Mar 17
Authorities accused of a selective use of the law when dealing with opponents.

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