Studio interview on Kyrgyz political struggle

2010-04-08 19:42 BJT

Special Report: Unrest in Kyrgyzstan |

For more analysis on the unrest in Kyrgyzstan, we are now joined by world affairs commentator, Brandon Blackburn-Dwyer.

Hello, Mr. Blackburn-Dwyer. We know that the opposition leader is working on transitioning towards an interim government that will govern for six months, and draft a new constitution. This comes after the opposition took power in the capital Bishkek, and demanded the president resign. The president has already fled the capital and has not made any public statement since the unrest started. Can you tell us what really sparked the bloody violence in Kyrgyzstan? What's behind it?