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Uprising in Kyrgyzstan2005

Andrew E. Fitzpatrickfitzpaae@uwec.edu Geography 308 (Russia and Eastern Europe) Professor Zoltan Grossman University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Spring 2005

Map: http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/maps/kg-map.gif

Flags: http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/kg-lgflag.gif

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Askar Akayev

  • Elected President of Kyrgyzstan shortly after gaining independence in 1991

  • Initially viewed by West as a “democrat”



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Askar Akayev

  • Re-elected in 1995

  • Begins consolidating power of president while decreasing power of legislature in capital of Bishkek



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  • As Akayev moved further from democratization, opposition to his governance arose

  • The Kyrgyz opposition is a “bloc” of political parties, civil society groups, and human rights organizations focusing on economic stagnation and regional and economic exclusion

  • General agreement among opposition groups that economic reform is needed

  • Disagreement about specific reform tactics

  • Also differing opinions on favoring West vs. favoring Russia


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Parliamentary elections, Round OneFebruary 2005

  • Several independent and opposition party candidates are barred from running, sparking protests



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Parliamentary elections, Round TwoMarch 2005

  • Protests increase in intensity

  • Demonstrations spread from south to Bishkek in the north

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Bottom Photo: http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20050322/capt.sge.acu58.220305132941.photo00.photo.default-384x297.jpg

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Akayev overthrown

  • Protesters take over official buildings, Akayev flees country



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Kurmanbek Bakiev

  • Akayev officially resigns April 4, 2005

  • Kurmanbek Bakiev, an opposition leader and former Prime Minister, is confirmed by the newly elected parliament as President


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Presidential elections set for June 26, 2005

  • Kurmanbek Bakiev will remain President in the meantime

  • Who will Kyrgyzstan elect as the next President?


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Opposition Leaders

  • Bakiev and Felix Kulov, both opposition leaders, are running in the June election



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  • There are already signs of division between these two opposition leaders

  • Kulov quickly resigned the Head of Security position Bakiev gave him after Akayev fled


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Geographical Differences

  • Kurmanbek Bakiev:

  • Felix Kulov:





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Bishkek Felix Kulov

  • Kyrgyzstan’s political power concentrated here

  • Kyrgyzstan’s main economic center; more economic opportunities



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Bishkek Felix Kulov

  • More closely integrated with Kazakhstan (than the south)

  • Bishkek is only a 4-hour drive from Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan



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Jalal-AbadKurmanbek Bakiev

  • Poorer part of Kyrgyzstan, more traditional society

  • Near the multi-ethnic Ferghana Valley in the south

  • Often feel their concerns are overlooked in Bishkek



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Jalal-AbadKurmanbek Bakiev



  • Practice of Islam more pervasive than in north

  • More oriented (in terms of location and culture) to Uzbekistan, Iran, Afghanistan, and other Muslim countries to the south

  • 10-hour drive from nearby Osh to Bishkek

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Photo: http://www.seracfilms.com/Imagesaddeddate/ScannedSep22/pkpobieda.jpg

Flags: http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/kg-lgflag.gif

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Foreign Interests even though the distance appears short on maps

  • Kyrgyzstan may seem like just a small, central Asian country, but the world is watching the uprising unfold

  • The increasingly globalized international system has interests in a stable Kyrgyzstan


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United States even though the distance appears short on maps

  • Kyrgyzstan offered Manas air base near Bishkek to the U.S. after 9/11 (with Russian approval) for the Afghan war

  • Tended to side with opposition



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Russia even though the distance appears short on maps

  • Doesn’t want to lose influence in a country it sees as within its “sphere of influence”

  • Set up air base less than 25 miles from U.S. air base

  • Tended to side with Akayev; gave him sanctuary following uprising


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China even though the distance appears short on maps

  • Also has interests in Kyrgyzstan; Xinjiang (Muslim province) borders eastern Kyrgyzstan

  • Hopes for a stable Kyrgyzstan to help prevent spread of Islamic extremism and growth of drug smuggling from nearby Afghanistan

  • Mistrustful of Russian and U.S. bases on its borders


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Bibliography and South, an equal say in government

  • Library of Congress Country Study

    • http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?frd/cstdy:@field(DOCID+kg0023)

  • EurasiaNet Human Rights: Kyrgyzstan: Organized Opposition and Civil Unrest

    • http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/rights/articles/eav121602.shtml

  • BBC News: Timeline: Kyrgyzstan

    • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1296570.stm

  • BBC News: Profile: Askar Akayev

    • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4371819.stm

  • BBC News: Kyrgyzstan faces post-Akayev future

    • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4409519.stm

  • BBC News: Q&A: Kyrgyzstan protests

    • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4379775.stm

  • BBC News: Kyrgyzstan’s new leaders

    • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4370925.stm

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