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Kyrgyzstan Election Expected to Favor Pro-Russian Parties

Kyrgyzstan holds parliamentary elections Sunday, with voters expected to give pro-Russian parties a new five-year mandate. There were long lines of voters at polling stations across the majority-Muslim central Asian nation of 6 million people. More than 2,000 candidates from 14 parties were vying for 120 seats in parliament. The party linked to pro-Russian President Almazbek Atambayev, the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan, is expected to do well in the voting, as are three other...

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