Electoral Unrest in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan has a reputation of being one of the only countries in central Asia to have a semi- democratic government. This is evidenced by the semi-free and fair elections that have been held yearly since its independence in 1991. Despite this, the country is no stranger to political unrest. In the past 15 years, two presidents have been overthrown by revolts, and recent developments in the ongoing situation hint there could be a third.

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