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[26.11.2OO2] Kyrgyz Officials Hold More Meetings In South

First Deputy Prime Minister Kurmanbek Osmanov and First Deputy Prosecutor-General Kurmantai Abdiev met on 25 November with residents of Kara-Kuldja to try to reconcile them to a court decision to bar former Deputy Prime Minister Usen Sydykov from participating in a runoff election in Kara-Kuldja after polling 46 percent of the vote in the first round on 20 October, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reported.
Election officials claim that Sydykov violated the regulations for registering as a candidate. Some 300 villagers reportedly staged a walkout to protest the government position on the runoff by-election, no date for which has yet been set.
RFE/RL Newsline, November 26, 2002

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