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Election Observers Report on Kyrgyzstan Elections : October 5, October 6, October 13, and October 16, 2020

Election Observers Report on Kyrgyzstan Elections
Linda Grimm

Protests broke out in Kyrgyzstan’s capital and major cities in October 2020 following a parliamentary election that many opposition members and supporters claimed was rigged in favor of government loyalists. Reports from some independent election observers appeared to confirm allegations of vote buying and voter intimidation, among other issues, while others declared the election had been fair and transparent. Chaos followed the decision by the Central Election Commission (CEC) to annul the results and call a new vote as opposition parties scrambled to take leadership of a faltering government before a snap presidential election took place ...

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