In a surprising one round, former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov won the presidential election on 15 October. His main rival, Kyrgyz oligarch Omurbek Babanov, has accepted the result but said he will investigate violations of procedures during the election.
There’s something very odd about Kyrgyzstan’s upcoming presidential election. The vote is less than a week away, and nobody knows who is going to win.
rferl.org: Kyrgyzstan's presidential election on October 15 boasts 11 candidates, but polls appear to show two clear front-runners in what could shape up to be a rare competitive vote in post-Soviet Central Asia.
TREND: JSC "Uzbekhydroenergo", which manages Uzbekistan's hydropower plants, plans to participate in the construction of Kambaratinskaya HPP-1 in Kyrgyzstan.
All the radical religious movements, represented by numerous non-governmental organizations and charitable foundations based abroad, will play a huge role in the struggle against radicalization in Central Asia.
The Kyrgyz parliament has ratified border agreement with Uzbekistan, the parliament's press office announced 28 September.
Kazakhstan ranked 57th, Tajikistan 79th and Kyrgyzstan 103rd in the Global Competitiveness Index 2017–2018. Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have not been listed.
world-nuclear-news.org: The European Commission (EC), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the republics of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have signed a joint commitment on coordinating efforts to achieve the safe and sustainable environmental remediation of uranium legacy sites in Central Asia, under a newly published strategic master plan.
BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan accused Kazakhstan on Wednesday of interfering in its Oct. 15 election after Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev met a Kyrgyz opposition presidential candidate, underlining tensions between the Central Asian neighbors.
Global Voices: It wasn't just about the first ladies and their matching shoes, although that didn't go unnoticed; Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev's visit to Kyrgyzstan last week marked a sea change in relations between two Central Asian countries that up until recently, lived in the long shadow cast by his uncompromising predecessor.