Analysts say if the government falls recent gold mining and utility privatisations could be reversed

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Popular disaffection with the government of President Bakiyev in the central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan has been growing for several months and culminated this week in a bloody revolution which left at least 68 people dead.

In a recent incident assessment Exclusive Analysis, said: “If Bakiev resigns, redistribution of assets away from his inner circle is likely and the structure of state shareholding in key sectors such as gold mining will likely change again. Opposition supporters have also called for the renationalisation of the privatised Kyrgyztelecom and utilities company Severelektro.”

According to the latest unconfirmed media reports Bakiev has fled the country and power has passed to the opposition, whose leader Omurbek Tekebayev has set up a “people’s government”.

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