Presidential Elections & Power Structure Changes in Kyrgyzstan

On 10 January, Kyrgyzstan held early presidential elections in conjunction with a referendum on the form of governance (transferring from the parliamentary to the presidential model). The controversial elections followed on from October’s much-criticised parliamentary elections and amidst ongoing political turmoil that has reigned ever since.

The official vote count gave Sadyr Japarov an overwhelming victory with 79% of the vote, which was recognized by all international observer groups.

At the referendum, the voters also supported (by a majority of more than 80%) the transfer from a parliamentary republic to a presidential system. The next referendum, due to be held in February this year, will be of tremendous significance for international investors into Kyrgyzstan, given a new draft constitution may be approved, further enshrining the expanded powers of the President.

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GCA launches Global Education Series

The Global Communications Alliance (GCA) is pleased to have hosted its first global education session. As part of the GCA’s commitment to integrate colleagues from across our partner agencies, the “All Agency Series” will see consultants invited to attend seminars on a range of topics relevant to the work of our businesses and clients.

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