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Kyrgyz Vote May Be Axed

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Kyrgyzstan’s interim leader said Tuesday that she reserved the right to cancel landmark elections next month and declare a state of emergency should violence erupt again.

Roza Otunbayeva told an audience comprising members of 25 political parties, election observers and nongovernmental organizations in Bishkek that Kyrgyz security forces would be on high alert in the run-up to elections on Oct. 10 that she hopes will create the first parliamentary democracy in Central Asia.


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