Kyrgyzstan's referendum

Interim government's proposed constitution aims to create a parliamentary republic.

    Voters in Kyrgyzstan are taking part in a constitutional referendum, which, if passed, will transform the country into a democracy, according to government officials.

    But intense ethnic fighting that has killed hundreds means many are not expected to turn up.

    Robin Forestier-Walker reports from the capital Bishkek.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Residents of long-neglected northwestern tribal belt say incorporation into Pakistan has left them in a vacuum.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".