Semi-presidentialism in Kyrgyzstan

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Fumagalli describes political and constitutional developments in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, a country which has experienced significant political instability and constitutional change. Kyrgyzstan is currently a rare democracy in a region that has otherwise been inhospitable to political liberalization. The premier-presidential variant of semi-presidentialism (2010-present) has done more to advance democracy in the country than the president-parliamentary system in place from 1993 to 2010. Fumagalli also discusses other factors at play, including a weak political party system, clan and patronage politics, and Russian political and economic influence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSemi-presidentialism in the Caucasus and Central Asia
EditorsRobert Elgie, Sophia Moestrup
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9781137387813
ISBN (Print)9781137387806
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Semi-presidentialism
  • Central Asia
  • Democracy
  • Constitutions


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