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Kyrgyzstan’s New Flag Unveiled Amid Public Backlash and Political Distractions
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Kyrgyzstan’s New Flag Unveiled Amid Public Backlash and Political Distractions

The current Kyrgyz flag (left) and the one just approved by Kyrgyz lawmakers (right) By ISSG Staff As the dawn of 2024 arrived in Kyrgyzstan, a new flag was hoisted over Bishkek, bearing subtle but distinctive changes. The rays on the sun, a central element of the national flag, appeared straighter, reflecting alterations approved by the Kyrgyz parliament. However, the move has not been without controversy, as the government's priorities come under scrutiny. The process of flag modification was set in motion on November 29 when the parliament initiated the first reading of a bill proposing changes to the design. Despite facing public backlash, the parliament proceeded swiftly, adopting the bill on December 20 after just two readings. The altered design maintains the core elements of t...