Presidential candidates hold first debates on national radio.
Presidential candidates Jenishbek Nazaraliev and Toktaim Umetaliev
held the first debates on the radio on July 8.Each presidential
candidate was allowed 5 minutes for presentation of his or her election
program. Three minutes were allowed for comments of the opponent
followed by cross questions.There were no any disputes. The debates were
more like a conversation, the opponents supported ideas of each other,
the national radio journalists said.Jenishbek Nazaraliev was in Toktogul in the moment of radio debates. He was talking over phone. This is why
debates lasted 30 minutes instead of earlier planned 60 minutes.
Nazaraliev said he had to go for a meeting with electors and debates
ended on this.Kurmanbek Bakiev and Nurlan Motuev were to debate on the
radio today. Both candidates refused to attend.Temir Sariev confirmed
his attendance, but participation of his opponent Almazbek Atambaev is
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