Kyrgyzstan rejects authoritarian trend in Central Asia


On 15 October 2017, Kyrgyzstan held presidential elections that marked a milestone for the country and may have significant regional implications. For the first time since independence in 1991, power changed hands in Kyrgyzstan peacefully and through regular electioneering.

The Social Democratic Party (SDPK) candidate, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, won 54.3 per cent...