FORMER ELECTION OBSERVERS TELL THEIR STORIES
"As this was the first Silba mission to Kyrgyzstan, or even a Central Asian country, the participants were all rather excited. And indeed there was much to be excited about, as Silba was there to observe the first presidential elections in the country since those of 2010, which were surrounded by violence and unrest. Needless to say, these elections gave way to a very interesting and eventful Silba EOM."
“The days before the election we visited embassies, heard the stories of civil rights activists and got all the ins and outs about the country. In the meantime we got to know the city, the best cafes, food and each other. The city center impressed every single one of us. Walking through it felt like visiting an attraction park full of enormous kitsch statues and classical buildings.”