Not only is Kyrgyzstan the sole democracy in Central Asia, it is also the newest parliamentary democracy in the world. Despite this newfound political freedom, Kyrgyzstan has continued to face political instability in the face of a newly elected parliament. Conflict-supporting trends have been found in the following CIFP key indicators: history of armed conflict, governance and political instability, militarization, population heterogeneity, and economic performance. This diagnostic finds that the most likely scenario for Kyrgyzstan will consist of political deadlock, intermittent protests and violence, continued repression of ethnic Uzbeks, and continued poverty.
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Kyrgyzstan Diagnostic 2010