Bermet Akaeva is the only member of Akaev's family who has returned to Kyrgyzstan since the country's popular uprising in March 2005.
She is running for a seat representing the northern Kemin district that had been held by her brother, Aidar Akayev. But election officials declared the position vacant because of his failure to attend a single legislative session.
Ten other candidates are contesting the seat -- including former Interior Minister Keneshbek Duyshebayev.
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.
LISTENListen to the complete discussion (about 80 minutes):
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