Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Central Asia and the Caucasus

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Central Asia and the Caucasus

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2000

Oct. 24: In Tashkent, Uzbekistan, prosecutors accused of murder 12 members of the outlawed Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU). [10/25 NYT]

Oct. 27: Armenia marked a day of commemoration on the first anniversary of the mass murders of Parliament members and former Prime Minister Vasgen Sarkisian. [10/31 FBIS]

Oct. 29: Kyrgyzstan held presidential elections. The Central Election Commission reported a 70 percent turnout. [10/30 NYT, WSJ, WP, 10/31 FBIS]

Oct. 30: The Central Election Commission released unofficial results of the Kyrgyzstani presidential elections. President Askar Akayev was elected to his third term, receiving nearly 75 percent of the vote. Omurbek Tekebayev, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, received 14 percent. [10/31 NYT, FBIS]

Nov. 1: The Yerevan-based Snark news agency reported that in Yerevan, police had arrested 17 people who had demonstrated outside of Armenian President Robert Kocharian's residence. [11/3 FBIS]

Nov. 6: With 70 percent of the ballots counted, the Central Election Commission declared that Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev's Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) had won 70.8 percent of votes in the 125-member Parliament. The Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) issued a report claiming that "[v]oting was marred by numerous instances of serious irregularities. …

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