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Polls open in Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentary elections

AFP, 28 Nov 2021
Polling stations in Bishkek open for Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentary elections as tensions simmer after claims of a plot to unseat populist President Sadyr Japarov, who rose to power in post-vote unrest last year. In three decades of independence, the impoverished ex-Soviet Central Asian nation has become a byword for volatility, with three presidents unseated during street protests fuelled by a combination of corruption, crackdowns and anger over perceived election irregularities.

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