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: