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Giant size poster of current Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov, taken in Bishkek days before the January 10th referendum and presidential election. The slogan in Kyrgyz and Russian says “Serving the future!”. Photo by Filip Noubel, used with permission

What Kyrgyzstan’s hasty transition to presidential governance says about the state of its democracy

Will Kyrgyzstan remain the freest society in Central Asia?

From a presidential to a hybrid model

A rushed and potentially illegal process to hasten the January 2021 referendum

Impact on the future of Kyrgyzstan



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