Ainura Cholponkulova: Bakiev v. Kulov in Kyrgyzstan

by Laurence on 8/25/2005 · 4 comments

Kyrgyz specialist Ainura Choponkulova, writing in CENTRAL ASIA – CAUCASUS ANALYST, says that Bakiev and Kulov may be on a collision course in Kyrgyzstan:

The substance of the inaugural message as well as Bakiev’s suggestion to set up a new Constitutional Council signaled the newly elected President and Kulov have not succeeded to bring their positions on the political and economic prospects for Kyrgyzstan closer. Besides, manipulating the general public and civil society organizations, both Bakiev and Kulov seek to enlarge their powers under a new Constitution instead of leaving aside their political ambitions and designing a joint compromise strategy. Unless this changes, discord between the two Kyrgyz leaders (as in Ukraine) could precipitate a new political crisis in the Government, thus jeopardizing the democratic gains of the March events.

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Matt August 27, 2005 at 9:49 am

Interesting article over at discussing whether Bakiyev is losing interest in constitutional reform……….

Tilek June 7, 2006 at 10:29 am

I like this antiamerican lady. 🙂

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