Campaigning for the October 15 presidential election officially started on September 10, when Kyrgyzstan's Central Election Commission announced the names of the 13 people who qualified to run in the race.
Muhammad Tahir, RFE/RL's media relations manager, moderated the discussion in this week's podcast.
From Bishkek, Timur Tokotonaliev, Central Asia editor from the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, took part in the conversation. From Boston, an old friend of the Majlis, Bakyt Beshimov, professor at Northeastern University in Boston and also a former deputy in Kyrgyzstan's parliament, joined the talk. And I had a few things to say also.
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