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Best news I’ve heard out of KG

He’s the anti-Rahm, but I can’t say how delighted this excerpt from a Times story made me.

Edil Baisalov, Ms. Otunbayeva’s chief of staff, dismissed any threat of a civil war in Kyrgyzstan. … Mr. Baisalov [is] a civil society activist who returned from exile in Sweden to join the new government.

Edil has spent years fighting for legitimate representative government in Kyrgyzstan as head of the NGO “For Democracy and Civil Society.” For his troubles he has been threatened and attacked.

To have him in such a high-ranking position in the interm government gives me great hope that this unfortunate little country will genuinely democratize.

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