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Ata-Zhurt nationalist party leader Kamchibek Tashiyev told Thursday’s rally that the current leadership is unable to solve the impoverished former Soviet nation’s political and social ills.

Kyrgyzstan’s constitution shifted more powers to parliament at the presidency’s expense following the 2010 overthrow of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, a native of the south.

Osh was the epicenter of the 2010 deadly ethnic clashes during which about 400 people were killed, mostly from the Uzbek minority, and Thursday’s massive rally raised concerns about renewed tensions there.

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