Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Ukraine II in Kyrgyzstan

The Opposition, which lost an election rigged by the ruling party, in Ukraine forced the corrupt rulers to respect public opinion. A re-election took place, the Opposition won next time, but its supporters did not leave downtown Kiev until their leader was sworn in as President. That's what you call people power.

That people power is on display in Kyrgyzstan, another country that like Ukraine, came into existence after the Soviet Republic broke up. The Opposition has taken control of many cities in an attempt to repeat what happened in Kiev some time ago.

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