"Arguably, the revolution came too soon. The main figures named to the interim administration represent quite different groups and interests. They already appear to be jockeying among themselves for the presidency. This does not bode well for a united interim government - let alone one that will last until late June.
"Among the more ominous signs from Bishkek yesterday were reports of ad hoc militias being set up by individual ethnic groups, including Russians, intent on defending the lives and property of their own communities.