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  • Date and time: Wednesday 2 December 2020, 3pm to 4.30pm
  • Location: Online
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

University of York Politics Society event

Kyrgyzstan, the country with Central Asia's most open but volatile political system, is in turmoil again. Following a flawed parliamentary election, protests and a power struggle in October, a new acting president Sadyr Japarov emerged in the country.  A new presidential election and a referendum on a new constitution beckon in January. Sixty people, including Japarov, have put themselves forward for the presidential election. The new constitution is being branded as a 'khansitution' due to the large powers that it gives the president. This ongoing struggle takes place against the Covid-19 pandemic, which continues to negatively affect the economy and stretch the capacity of the state to its limits. 
Join the York Politics Society and the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs for a fascinating event with panellists Dilafroz Gulomova, who is doing her PhD on EU relations with Central Asia and she is doing that at the University of York, Dr Asel Doolotkeldieva who specialises in electoral politics and the sociology of protests at the OSCE academy in Bishkek and Bektour Iskander, the co-founder of leading independent Kyrgyz news outlet Kloop
This panel is open to members of the public and may be recorded.