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Former Kyrgyz President's Daughter To Run For Parliament

Bermet Akaeva (file photo) (RFE/RL) March 12, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- The daughter of former Kyrgyz President Askar Akaev submitted her application today to electoral authorities to run in a parliamentary by-election scheduled for late April, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reported.

Bermet Akaeva wants to run in the Kemin district in northern Kyrgyzstan for a seat left vacant after it was stripped from her brother, Aidar, who left the country in 2005.

On March 10, the brother of current President Kurmanbek Bakiev announced that he will not run for a vacant seat in the Otuzadyr district in southern Kyrgyzstan.

(with material from AKIpress)

Understanding Kyrgyzstan

Understanding Kyrgyzstan

Workers preparing for celebrations of the constitutional compromise in Bishkek on November 9 (RFE/RL)

A STABLE FOUNDATION? On November 9, RFE/RL's Washington office hosted a briefing featuring RFE/RL Kyrgyz Service Director Tyntchtykbek Tchoroev and RFE/RL analyst Daniel Kimmage.


Listen to the complete discussion (about 80 minutes):
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