Campaigning for seats in Kyrgyzstan’s parliament is ending, and on October 4 the country’s voters along with thousands of expatriates will head to the polls to choose from 16 parties in a vote whose outcome is completely unpredictable.Voters in Kyrgyzstan are casting their ballots in parliamentary elections on October 4 after a campaign highlighted by allegations of vote-buying and a rift over the how much influence Moscow has over its closest ally in Central Asia.
Social Democratic party (SDPK), which dominated the previous election in 2015 and served as the core of the pro-presidential coalition, has split after a rift between Mr Jeenbekov and his predecessor Almazbek Atambayev.
Another major coalition member, “Respublika – Ata Zhurt”, which together with SDPK won more than a half of the seats in the previous election, has also split. Some of its MPs will seek re-election on a different party’s ticket.
Mr Jeenbekov travelled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, who assured him of Moscow’s support. Results of the election are likely to be known on Sunday night or on Monday
Coronavirus pandemic, dampened Kyrgyzstan election campaign has been conducted with special rules for candidates who meet with the public. The rules boil down to: Don’t meet with crowds or hold rallies.
In the past 15 years, two presidents have been toppled by revolts and a third is in prison after falling out with his successor.Further instability would be a concern to close ally Moscow it operates a military airbase in the and is to set varios instability around Ukraine Belarus, Armenia, Navalany case with covid ridden economy.
Russia hosts hundreds of thousands of migrant workers from the impoverished former Soviet nation of some 6.5 million. The COVID-19 pandemic and measures to contain it have dried up work for migrants in Russia, reduced remittances, and led to a rise in unemployment in Kyrgyzstan.
Election is politics plus part of festival, complete with musical performances and usually someone dressed like the Kyrgyz mythical hero Manas riding around on horseback.
There are 16 political parties representing a broad spectrum of views competing in these elections. There were 14 in the 2015 parliamentary elections and 29 in the 2010 elections.
Following the revolution in 2010 that ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiev, the country’s constitution was rewritten, transforming the country from a presidential to a parliamentary system of government.
Kyrgyzstan has a unicameral parliament with 120 seats, of which 30 percent are supposed to be filled by women.
According to the party lists presented to the Central Election Commission on August 24, there were 1,209 candidates (though some have dropped out and others were disqualified since then) from 16 parties competing.
All deputies are elected through party lists and a party must receive at least 7 percent of the overall vote to make it into parliament. The most seats one party can win in the elections is 65.
Nation to hold free and fair elections lot has changed this election says PM Kubatbek Boronov.
Representatives of 16 parties are fighting for the mandates of deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh (Supreme Council) in Kyrgyzstan; 488,873 voters are going to vote in the upcoming elections. Kyrgyzstan will use a biometric system this year, Sputnik Kyrgyzstan quoted Kyrgyz Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov as saying.
“This system will not allow carousel voting, blocking such attempts,” the Kyrgyz premier said.
According to him, the identification of not only fingerprints, but also the persons of citizens who were transferred to other sites, was carried out this year. “One citizen can receive only one ballot and vote only once. The automated system will not allow stuffing,” the head of government assured.
Boronov also recalled that after 2015, measures to combat bribery of voters, the use of administrative resources and other violations were tightened.
Boronov called on political parties not to disturb the people and to recognise the results of the parliamentary elections on October 4 with 3,523,554 people eligible to vote.