Kyrgyzstan after upheaval

Former Kyrgyz president, Askar Akayev

On April 7, a wave of mass unrest swept Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev from power. Only five years ago, he was brought to power by the so-called Tulip Revolution, which promised a better future for the Kyrgyz people. Why did his rule end with such bitter disappointment? What is the new government promising to the impoverished nation? We’ll be talking about it with the former Kyrgyz president ousted by the Tulip Revolution, Askar Akayev.