Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Will it take more than a new constitution to reconcile relations between the government and the opposition in Bishkek?

While there has been much talk about the compromise constitution agreed upon between the government and the opposition in Kyrgyzstan, this alone is unlikely to smooth over relations between competiting political groups in the country. For this reason, one can expect that the winter will be a tense time of political negotiations in the country. To see how heated those relations got on November 7 during the showdown between pro-opposition and pro-Bakiyev protesters, see the following video that was sent to me tonight:


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