t New Kyrgyz rulers struggle to impose authority

Supporters of ousted Kyrgyzstan president Kurmanbek Bakiyev seized regional television and administration headquarters on Saturday as the new authorities struggled to impose their authority.

With the country still on edge over a week after the protests that toppled Bakiyev and sent him into exile, uncertainty was also growing over the whereabouts of the ousted president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We may well see a civil war here, with Russia on the side of the current opposition government, and the US on the side of the supporters of Bakiyev.

It was with Bakiyev's government that the US negotiated the rights to their facility at Manas, which the opposition government would very much like to see go away.

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