After two revolutions that ousted authoritarian presidents in 2005 and 2010, Kyrgyzstan adopted a parliamentary form of government. Governing coalitions proved unstable, however, and corruption remains pervasive.
Nations in Transit — Kyrgyzstan Country Report
Kyrgyzstan is categorized as a Consolidated Authoritarian regime in the Nations in Transit 2023, Freedom House's annual study on the state of democracy in the region stretching from Central Europe to Central Asia.
Freedom on the Net— Kyrgyzstan Country Report
Kyrgyzstan is rated Partly Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
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