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Kyrgyz Elections Due In October

Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbaeva announced the October elections
Kyrgyzstan's President Roza Otunbaeva has announced that parliamentary elections will take place on October 10.

Officials waited to announce the election date until the situation in southern Kyrgyzstan, the scene of violence between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks in June improved enough to allow for conducting a poll.

The government announced the state of emergency in the south that had been in effect since the June violence was to be lifted.

compiled from agency reports

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