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Kyrgyzstan’s Slide to Autocracy with Dr. Erica Marat & Colleen Wood
April 13 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kyrgyzstan was on the path of holding local and parliamentary elections this year. But two processes are likely to derail president Jeenbekov’s efforts to ensure election of his loyalists into power. First, anti-corruption activism has been on the rise in Bishkek and across the country exposing the influence of dark money on the country’s political establishment. Second, the spread of COVID-19 uncovers both the parliament and president’s inability to design and communicate effective public health policies. Will new political forces challenging the incumbent regime emerge as a result? Or will Jeenbekov succeed in suppressing his opponents to continue consolidation power in his hands?
Dr. Erica Marat