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Keyword: Askar Akayev

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Little change likely in Kyrgyzstan after election of Kurmanbek Bakayev

M.S. Ahmed

Jumada' al-Akhirah 25, 14262005-08-01

The Muslims who had the courage to storm government offices and force president Askar Aliyev to flee Kyrgyzstan in March deserve better leaders than those replacing him after the election held on July 10. Both the new president, Kurmanbek Bakayev, and the prime minister, Felix Kulov, a former KGB officer, served as times in the Akayev government–sharing Akayev's subservience to Russia and animosity to Islam and Islamic activists, and displaying their readiness to live with corruption and practise it.


Angry Muslims force Askar Akayev to flee Kyrgyzstan after elections

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Thani 24, 14262005-06-01

The controlled elections in Kyrgyzstan on March 13, in which parties supporting president Askar Akayev routed opposition groups, turned out to be pivotal. Fearing that Akayev would extend his third term of office (due to expire late in the year) or transfer power to his two children (a son and daughter who were members of parliament), people organised street unrest that ended in his overthrow within a fortnight.

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