How well do you know the principle of operation of the Kyrgyz parliament? Take a quiz!

On the eve of parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan CABAR.asia invites you to test your knowledge about the work of the Jogorku Kenesh.

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In Kyrgyzstan, scheduled election to the parliament, Zhogorku Kenesh, will be held on October 4. Now parliamentary candidates perform active communications work and give various promises. How well do you know the history of the Zhogorku Kenesh, and are you aware of the principle of its operation, to make your choice during the forthcoming elections? Test yourself, take this quiz.

Women’s Activism in Belarus and Central Asia: a Trend or Necessity?

How did it happen that women became the main force of the protests in Belarus in 2020, whose courage is observed by the whole world, and what is the situation with women’s activism in Central Asia? (more…)

2020 Parliamentary Elections in Kyrgyzstan: Scene and Developments

While Kyrgyzstan is recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s electoral processes are in full swing. Worse still, total reframing of the Kyrgyz political landscape over the last two years has been stirring things up for both politicians switching their allegiance and an electorate. (more…)

The Processes of Politicizing Islam in Kyrgyzstan: Impact on the 2020 Parliamentary Elections

Arsen Usenov 07.08.20

“The sphere of religion, which a priori should be separated from politics, has become a factor determining political processes in the country and is even used as a tool to achieve political goals,” mentioned political scientist Arsen Usenov, in an article written specifically for CABAR.asia.


2020 Parliamentary Elections in Tajikistan: The Most Predictable and Smooth

CABAR.asia 13.03.20

On March 1, parliamentary elections were held in Tajikistan. Seven registered political parties participated in it. All parties, except the Social Democrats, accept election results. Experts say these were the most uninteresting parliamentary elections throughout the history of independent Tajikistan.


Repercussions of the Transit Power in Kazakhstan and Its Projection in 2020

«The aggravation of the intra-elite confrontation will most probably be an important trend of this year. It manifests in an intensified anti-corruption campaign and the tension of the information field expressed in leaks and scandals on social media», political scientist Sultanbek Sultangaliev notes in his article for CABAR .asia. (more…)

What to Expect from The Parliamentary Elections in Tajikistan?

CABAR.asia 27.02.20

In few days, on March 1, 2020, Tajikistan will hold elections to the republic’s legislative body. The fifth parliamentary elections in the post-war period of Tajik history will be held with a minimum political intrigue and with only one official opposition party participating. The ruling party feels more confident than ever. The systemic and non-systemic Tajik opposition is trying to influence the process but does not acquire the necessary resources. (more…)

How is Tajikistan entering 2020? Results and Trends

Muslimbek Buriev 19.02.20

Tajikistan anticipates many public sector reforms in 2020, while urgent issues hover. Muslimbek Buriev, a participant of the CABAR.asia School of Analytics, reveals what tasks the state authorities have set and what nuances are present in there. (more…)

Parliamentary campaign in Kazakhstan: start without start

«The next parliamentary elections are not inferior to the presidential in importance and significance. However, politically, the upcoming campaign will be much more complicated and intense. This is due to major changes in the power-society line», – said political observer Baurzhan Tolegenov, in an article written specifically for CABAR.asia.


Kazakhstan: Fair Elections are Impossible Without Reforms of the Electoral System

Dimash Alzhanov 25.10.19

«Under favorable political circumstances, a correctly chosen electoral system, through the representation of the opposition and the emergence of genuine competition, can contribute to the gradual democratization of the regime», – political analyst Dimash Alzhanov, notes in his article written specifically for CABAR.asia.