Update on Kyrgyz election

My election day was uneventful but long.  I spent the first day in a beautiful and remote village north of Balikchy.  Voting day was a kind of community event, and we were treated like honored guests.  When I get back to Bishkek, I’ll post a photo of the spread; not the same thing I encountered in 2008 when observing with Mike and Thad.

The second half of the day, I was in the city.  A lot of sitting, standing, and filling out forms.  Election observation is not exactly romantic!

Reports on the election are starting to come in:

Atlanta Constitution / AP


NY Times

The Guardian