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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Hopeful Developments in Kyrgyzstan [and Lebanon]

In Kyrgyzstan, like Lebanon, matters seem to be moving toward a peaceful resolution. Just one day after the announcement that Lebanon's pro-Syria prime minister, Omar Karami, was resigning comes news [from Radio Free Europe] that Kyrgyzstan's old Parliament has resigned opening the way for the newly elected Parliament to take over. Additionally, BBC reports that former Kyrgyzstan President, Askar Akayev, has announced that he is prepared to resign if he is given "guarantees" [presumably against prosecution]. It's always risky to get your hopes up but it appears that people power will soon chalk up two more victories to go with those in Georgia and Ukraine.

On Lebanon see my previous post here.
On Kyrgyzstan see here and here.

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