Election in Central Asia (Washington vs. Moscow)

Kyrgzstan via rightperspective.org

Kyrgzstan via rightperspective.org

 

Presidential Elections will take place tomorrow in Kyrgyzstan.

Experts say if President Kurmanbek Bakiyev is re-elected  he will play political hockey with Moscow and Washington in an effort to win aid from both. While the president has campaigned on promises of stability the opposition says re-electing the president would take Kyrgyzstan down a road leading only to authoritarianism.

 

Amazing Article by the Associated Press’ Peter Leonard:

Since coming to power in the wake of the 2005 popular uprising that toppled the former president, Bakiyev has largely lived up to promises to increase government spending, boosting salaries and pensions in the process……

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