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"Between 2000 and 2007, the economy grew almost 10 percent a year on average," said Mr. De Cordier. "That gave the establishment a lot of legitimacy, and at the same time it could buy social peace and political apathy in wide sectors of society."
"There are plenty of mechanisms for the presidential party to keep its position," said Bruno De Cordier, an analyst specializing in Central Asian politics at the Conflict Research Group at Ghent University in Belgium.