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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.
IWPR contributor, Birgit Brauer. (Photo courtesy of B. Brauer)
Comment
7 Dec 16
Initial moves towards reform have not convinced observers that the new leader will end a quarter of a century of dictatorial rule.
Thousands of supporters of the United National Movement (UNM), Georgia´s largest opposition party, rallied in Tbilisi on October 5, three days before the parliamentary elections. (Photo: UNM)
7 Oct 16
Landmark vote comes four years after the country’s first peaceful transfer of power following independence.
Town of Akhalkalaki in Georgia's southern region of Samtskhe-Javakheti. (Photo: Samkhretis Karibche)
2 Oct 16
Armenian and Azerbaijani voters are finally being wooed by politicians.
Karen Karapetyan (Photo courtesy of Press Office of the Government of Armenia)
23 Sep 16
The ruling party is trying to change its image after a difficult few months.
This is Georgia's parliament located in Kutaisi in Western Georgia. (Photo: Berdo Maghularia/Flickr)
13 Jul 16
Analysts predict a fierce struggle ahead as most voters are undecided.

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