Bermet Akaeva's opponents alleged that she used illegal means to become a candidate in the by-elections, set for April 29.
On April 23, more than 1,000 of Akaeva's supporters staged a protest in which they occupied Kemin district court building and blocked the Bishkek-Torugart highway.
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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