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Kyrgyzstan’s Presidential Elections on October 15, 2017, have been particularly competitive, with tensions running high between the two main contenders, Omurbek Babanov and Sooronbai Jeenbekov. Several post-election factors will shape the future direction of the country, both domestically and internationally. How will the winner and the looser manage their post-election relationship? In what way will the political landscape be reshuffled? Answers to these questions will influence several critical issues such as ethnonationalism, migration, and Kyrgyzstan’s relationship with Russia, the West, and the Central Asian neighbors. Join our four experts to discuss the elections’ results, the way the campaign was mediated, its significance for the future of Kyrgyzstan, and implications for the U.S.
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