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Weary Kyrgyz voters to elect parliament after alleged 'coup plot'

Sunday's rerun of botched 2020 polls comes as COVID stifles economy, China trade

A Kyrgyz woman studies her ballot during early voting in the constitutional referendum in April, which slimmed down parliament. The country's voters are set to cast ballots for the third time this year.   © Reuters

BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan goes to the polls for the third time this year on Sunday, for a long-delayed rerun of the 2020 parliamentary election that ended in the government's downfall.

This time, voters will be electing deputies to a downsized parliament with diminished powers and hoping there will be no further upheaval, amid persistent economic pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic. Friday already brought one dramatic turn of events, however: The security service announced it had thwarted a plot to seize control of the state.

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