Voters in the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan head for the polls on Sunday to cast their ballots in a
presidential election that could set a democratic precedent for the region.
Outgoing President Roza Otunbayeva, who has been running the country as interim leader since 2010, will be stepping down to make way for her successor.
The current prime minister Almazbek Atambayev, is up against against two popular nationalist politicians, Kamchibek Tashiyev and Adakhan Madumarov.
Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker reports from the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek