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  President Flees Kyrgyzstan Capital, Protesters Seize Government Headquarters, Free Opposition Leader - CBS News
President Askar Akayev and his family left Kyrgyzstan's capital by helicopter Thursday evening, the Interfax news agency reported, hours after protesters seized government headquarters in Bishkek and claimed control of state broadcasting facilities.
Kulov, once a vice president under embattled Akayev, was imprisoned in 2000 under embezzlement charges that supporters said were politically motivated.
Kyrgyzstan lacks the rich energy resources or pipeline routes that have made of some of its Central Asian neighbors the focus of struggles by Russia, the United States and China for regional influence.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/03/24/world/main682851.shtml   (1113 words)

  
  President of Kyrgyzstan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The President of Kyrgyzstan is the head of state and the highest official of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The President, according to the constitution, "is the symbol of the unity of people and state power, and is the guarantor of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, and of an individual and citizen." He or she is directly elected for no more than two five-year terms by the Kyrgyz electorate.
The office of President was established in 1990 replacing the Chairman of the Supreme Council that existed from 1936 whilst the country was known as the Kirghiz SSR.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/President_of_Kyrgyzstan   (680 words)

  
 Elections in Kyrgyzstan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kyrgyzstan elects on the national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature.
The president is elected for a five year term by the people.
Kyrgyzstan is a state dominated by the president.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elections_in_Kyrgyzstan   (312 words)

  
 Kyrgyzstan - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Kyrgyzstan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Kyrgyzstan is peopled mainly by horse-breeding, mountain-dwelling nomads, the Turkic-speaking descendants of the Mongol invaders who swept across Asia from the 13th century.
The president made his priorities the privatization of land, the restoration of Russian as a national language, alongside Kyrgyz, as a means of stemming the continuing exodus of skilled Russians, and the preservation of the CIS, which is of great economic value to Kyrgyzstan.
Akayev was re-elected president in October 2000, although independent monitors criticized the conduct of the election.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Kyrgyzstan   (891 words)

  
 Askar Akayev   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Kirghiz ssr (kirghiz soviet socialist republic) also known as kirghizia was the name for kyrgyzstan during its being as the part of ussr....
The tulip revolution refers to the overthrow of president askar akayev and his government in the central asian republic of kyrgyzstan after the parliamentary...
Akayev was elected president of the renamed republic of Kyrgyzstan in an uncontested poll on October 12, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/as/askar_akayev.htm   (2000 words)

  
 Askar Akayev - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Askar Akayevich Akayev (Аскар Акаевич Акаев) (born November 10, 1944 in Kyzyl-Bairak, Kirghiz SSR) served as President of Kyrgyzstan from 1990 to March 2005, when he was deposed by a popular uprising dubbed the Tulip Revolution.
Two candidates contested the presidency, President of Council of Ministers of Kirghiz SSR, Apas Jumagulov and First Secretary of the Communist Party of Kirghiz SSR, Absamat Masaliyev.
Akayev was elected president of the renamed republic of Kyrgyzstan in an uncontested poll on October 12, 1991.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Askar_Akayev   (1154 words)

  
 Askar Akayev | Kyrgyzstan Hotels, Tourism and Travel Information
Askar Akayevich Akayev (Аскар Акаевич Акаев) (born November 10, 1944 in Kyzyl-Bairak, Kirghiz SSR) served as President of Kyrgyzstan from 1990 to March 2005, when he was deposed by a popular uprising dubbed the Tulip Revolution.
In 1984, he became a member of the Kirghiz Academy of Sciences, rose to vice president of the Academy in 1987 and then president of the Academy in 1989.
Akayev was elected president of the renamed republic of Kyrgyzstan in an uncontested poll on October 12, 1991.
www.kyrgyzstan.org /akaev.htm   (1178 words)

  
 President of Kyrgyzstan visits ICRC
Geneva (ICRC) - The President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr Askar Akayev, accompanied by a government delegation and the country's Permanent Representative in Geneva, today visited the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), where he was received by ICRC President Cornelio Sommaruga.
He welcomed the fact that Kyrgyzstan, as a State party to the Geneva Conventions, had demonstrated its readiness to make an active contribution to the promotion of international humanitarian law both among the country's armed forces and in schools and universities.
Mr Sommaruga encouraged President Akayev to pursue the efforts made by his government to bring national legislation in line with the obligations arising under humanitarian law, adding that the ICRC's work depended largely on the good will and support of States.
www.icrc.org /Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/htmlall/57JNY6   (248 words)

  
 Kyrgyzstan: New Leader In Place - CBS News
Kyrgyzstan was annexed by Russia in 1864 and returned to independent status in 1991, with the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the situation in Kyrgyzstan is the result of the authorities' weakness and the social and economic problems that had accumulated there.
Bakiyev's appointment as acting president was endorsed by a newly restored parliament of lawmakers who held seats before the elections, which fueled protests against longtime leader Akayev and his government.
uttm.com /stories/2005/03/25/world/main683025.shtml   (527 words)

  
 Airsoft Canada - President Flees Kyrgyzstan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Later Thursday, Kyrgyzstan's Supreme Court declared the election invalid and recognized the former parliament as the legitimate legislature, said former parliamentary speaker Abdygany Erkebayev.
Politics in Kyrgyzstan depends as much on clan ties as on ideology, and the fractious opposition has no unified program beyond calls for more democracy, an end to poverty and corruption, and a desire to oust Mr.
Kyrgyzstan's role as a conduit for drugs and a potential hotbed of Islamic extremism, particularly in the impoverished south, makes it volatile.
www.airsoftcanada.com /showthread.php?t=10946   (1609 words)

  
 Uprising ousts president of Kyrgyzstan | The San Diego Union-Tribune
BISHKEK, KyrgyzstanPresident Askar Akayev's government collapsed yesterday after opposition protesters took over the presidential compound and government offices, throwing computers and air conditioners out of windows in a frenzy of anger over corruption and a disputed election.
Politics in Kyrgyzstan depends as much on clan ties as on ideology, and the fractious opposition has unified around calls for more democracy, an end to poverty and corruption, and a desire to oust Akayev, 60.
Kyrgyzstan's role as a conduit for drugs and a potential hotbed of Islamic extremism, particularly in the south, makes it volatile.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20050325/news_1n25kyrg.html   (535 words)

  
 CNN.com - Kyrgyz presidential vote set - Mar 25, 2005
The country's acting president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, said Saturday he would be a candidate in the election, according to news agencies.
The upheaval in Kyrgyzstan, dubbed by some as the Tulip Revolution, is the third major political revolt in the former Soviet Union.
Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country facing problems including poverty and drug trafficking and lacking oil riches like its neighbors.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/asiapcf/03/25/kyrgyzstan   (597 words)

  
 CNN.com - Ousted Kyrgyz leader steps down - Apr 4, 2005
A torn portrait of ousted President Askar Akayev in Bishkek.
Protests in Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet republic, were triggered by parliamentary elections in February and March that many in the country and some international observers said were rigged.
Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country facing problems such as poverty and drug trafficking and lacking oil riches like its neighbors.
edition.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/asiapcf/04/04/kyrgyzstan   (352 words)

  
 Kyrgyzstan
The daughter of Kyrgyzstan 's ousted president said that she was charged Monday with obstructing justice and contempt of court.
President Hu Jintao will begin a three-nation tour to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Russia August 14-18, to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit (SCO) and observe the SCO joint anti-terrorism military drill in Russia, the Foreig...
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - Fewer people in Kyrgyzstan are satisfied with the country's direction, according to a poll by Baltic Surveys and the International Republican Institute.
kyrgyzstan.oymap.com   (107 words)

  
 The Transformation of Askar Akaev, President of Kyrgyzstan
Akaev’s role in Kyrgyzstan’s post-Soviet trajectory is largely neglected in current scholarship, and this paper analyzes how the role of leadership compares with existing literature.
Finally, the president’s leadership helps to explain the country’s initial liberal path, but a full explanation of his shift to authoritarian tendencies must address other variables discussed in existing literature.
Regine A. Spector, "The Transformation of Askar Akaev, President of Kyrgyzstan" (March 1, 2004).
repositories.cdlib.org /iseees/bps/2004_02-spec   (221 words)

  
 RIA Novosti - World - Bakiyev sworn in as new president of Kyrgyzstan
Yulia Orlova) - President-elect Kurmanbek Bakiyev was inaugurated as the president of Kyrgyzstan.
Putting his hand on the Constitution, Bakiyev read out the president's oath to the people and received a certificate of the President of Kyrgyzstan, a standard (flag) and a badge from the chairman of the Kyrgyz central electoral commission.
Bakiyev was elected the president of Kyrgyzstan in early presidential elections in the country after the ousting of former Soviet-era leader Askar Akayev.
en.rian.ru /world/20050814/41151234.html   (231 words)

  
 This Was an Anti-Constitutional Coup — Akayev - INTERVIEW - MOSNEWS.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In his first interview since he fled his republic Askar Akayev, the ousted president of Kyrgyzstan, tells of his last hours in the government building as it was under siege by the opposition, and why there was nothing “velvet” about the Central Asian state’s regime change.
Today I consider that democracy in Kyrgyzstan is in danger because the actions of those who committed an anti-constitutional take-over are not acting under the law.
President Putin presented state awards to Russians recognized for achievements in science, literature, and the arts in the Kremlin.
www.mosnews.com /interview/2005/03/31/akayev.shtml   (2320 words)

  
 CNN.com - World - Election Watch
The president is elected by popular vote for a five-year term.
President Askar AKAYEV was reelected president with 75% of the vote.
President AKAYEV ran for a third term in office, although the Kyrgyz Constitution limits the president to two terms in office.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/election.watch/asiapcf/kyrgyzstan3.html   (182 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Reconsider U.S. base, Kyrgyzstan president says   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — Kyrgyzstan's interim leader who won an overwhelming victory in presidential elections said Monday that the presence of a U.S. base in the Central Asian nation should be reconsidered.
Kyrgyzstan's new president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, speaks during a news conference Monday.
Akayev had made the country's politics comparatively open in his early years and Kyrgyzstan had been widely called an "island of democracy" in a region of authoritarian governments.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-07-11-kyrgyzstan-base_x.htm   (702 words)

  
 Russia - Facts from the Encyclopedia - Yahoo! Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The head of state is a popularly elected president whose powers were substantially increased under the new constitution.
Its 126 members, who are appointed by the president or chosen by the members of the chamber, are selected from among prominent nongovernmental individuals and include representatives of national and regional organizations and associations.
Although with slightly less than a quarter of the vote the Communist party remained the single largest vote-getter in the Dec., 1999, parliamentary elections, center-right parties allied with Putin won nearly a third, and the vote was regarded as a mandate for Putin.
messenger.yahooligans.com /reference/encyclopedia/entry/Russia   (6849 words)

  
 Aga Khan in Kyrgyzstan 2004
President of Kyrgyzstan A. Akaev, Prime minister N. Tanaev, Head of the Office of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Nakano Satoshi, Minister of Finance Bolot Abildaev will take part in the conference.
President of Kyrgyzstan Askar Akaev, Prince Aga Khan Kerim IV, Prince Amin Aga Khan, Prime Minister Nikolai Tanaev, Head of the JICA Office in Kyrgyzstan Nakano Satoshi attended the conference.
According to press service of the Finance Ministry of Kyrgyzstan, Prince Aga Khan Kerim IV, Prince Amin Aga Khan, President of Kyrgyzstan Askar Akaev, Prime Minister Nikolai Tanaev, JICA Head in Kyrgyzstan Nakano Satoshi, Finance Minister Bolot Abildaev, heads of ministries and departments of Kyrgyzstan are attending the conference.
ismaili.net /timeline/2004/20040709kabar1.html   (834 words)

  
 Pravda.RU Turkey helps Kyrgyzstan in education sphere   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
President of Kyrgyzstan Askar Akayev and state minister of Turkey Reshat Dogru took part in the ceremony of laying the foundation for a campus of the Kyrgyz-Turkish university Manas in Bishkek.
In his speech the Kyrgyz president pointed out that the event was "the evidence of close and indissoluble spiritual and brotherly connections between kindred Kyrgyz and Turkish nations".
President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus shortly intends to discuss the deepening of bilateral cooperation with the Iranian leadership.
newsfromrussia.com /cis/2002/06/28/31383.html   (1759 words)

  
 Kyrgyzstan's New President Takes Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
BISHKEK - Kyrgyzstan's new president Kurmanbek Bakiyev took office on Sunday saying Kyrgyzstan won't become a place for the fulfillment of someone else's geopolitical interests.
Bakiyev, a former opposition leader, was sworn in on the capital Bishkek's main square after winning nearly 90 percent of the vote last month in an election.
Kyrgyzstan won't become a place for the fulfillment of someone else's geopolitical interests, Bakiyev said in his inauguration speech.
www.anatolia.com /h.asp?i=65411   (186 words)

  
 NCSJ - Kyrgyzstan Names New President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan — Kyrgystan's new president pledged in his inaugural speech Sunday that the former Soviet Central Asian nation, which hosts both U.S. and Russian military bases, will pursue an independent foreign policy under his leadership.
Kyrgyzstan hosts about 1,000 U.S.-led troops to support combat operations in Afghanistan — the presence of which became an issue after neighbouring Uzbekistan demanded last month the U.S. troops pull out within 180 days.
Kyrgyzstan faces pressure from Russia and China, which have been increasingly uneasy about the U.S. military presence in strategically placed, resource-rich Central Asia.
www.ncsj.org /AuxPages/081405AP_Kyrgyz.shtml   (393 words)

  
 RIA Novosti - World - Kyrgyz parliament seeks clash with executive branch - president
BISHKEK, February 3 (RIA Novosti) - President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiyev on Friday accused the republic's legislature of seeking a confrontation with the executive branch of government.
Bakiyev, who came to power last spring on the back of peaceful protests that ousted the Central Asian republic's incumbent leader, Askar Akayev, rounded on the MPs for trying to use their status for settling scores with rivals, and said their lives were not in danger despite claims to the contrary.
The president also criticized the lawmakers for obstructing some crucial bills, including a privatization package and a draft budget, and for wasting time discussing issues unrelated to their work.
en.rian.ru /world/20060203/43306869.html   (298 words)

  
 KYRGYZSTAN NEWS KYRGYZ REPUBLIC NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/kyrgyzstan capital Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyz ...
"Kyrgyzstan's interim leader [Kurmanbek Bakiyev] told the ousted president to stay away from the country for now, warning on Wednesday that Askar Akayev could cause more unrest if he returned and that the government could not guarantee his safety."...
Kyrgyzstan's Parliament elected a former opposition lawmaker, Ishenbai Kadyrbekov, as the country's interim president.
"[President] Akayev, who promised not to resort to a massive use of force against demonstrators on Tuesday, named the head of police in the capital Bishkek as new interior minister to deal with protests which are trying to force him from office and are dividing the mountainous Central Asian country."...
www.havenworks.com /world/kyrgyzstan   (2401 words)

  
 EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight - Kyrgyzstan: Parliament Accepts President's Resignation
Tekebaev said lawmakers had discussed whether to declare Akaev "ex-president" or the country’s "first president." The difference in status carries great significance in terms of privileges for Akaev and his family.
Kulov, a former vice president and security chief, spent more than four years in prison for corruption and other charges that he says were politically motivated.
He was freed from jail by protesters in Bishkek on 24 March as ousted President Akaev fled the country.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/insight/articles/pp041205a.shtml   (829 words)

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