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[21.02.23] Most Kyrgyz Unhappy with Economic Situation

Two separate recent polls conducted by the Expert agency revealed that 52 percent of respondents have a negative view of the economic situation in Kyrgyzstan, akipress.org reported on 20 February. The level of general dissatisfaction was even higher in Chu Oblast (62.2 percent) and in Bishkek (61 percent). 57 percent of respondents nationwide said they live in conditions that are "difficult, but bearable," while 16.2 percent of respondents in Bishkek and 14.9 percent in Osh characterized the poverty in which their families live as unbearable. The political situation in Kyrgyzstan was characterized by 43.8 percent of respondents as peaceful and by 39.6 percent as favorable, while 7.1 percent described it as tense and 6.8 percent as explosive.

Eurasianet, February 21, 2003

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