Seventy-five parties to run in Kyrgyz parliamentary elections

Baku, September 6, AZERTAC

A total of 75 political parties will participate in the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan, which will be held on Nov. 28 of this year, the press service of the country's Central Election Commission (CEC) reported Friday, according to Xinhua.

The CEC said that the submitting notifications by political parties to run in the elections ended on Friday at 18:00 local time (1200 GMT). In total, the CEC received notifications from 75 political parties, which should provide the CEC with lists of candidates for deputies by Oct. 13.

According to the new Constitution of Kyrgyzstan, which was adopted in the referendum on April 11, 2021, the parliament will consist of 90 deputies and is elected for a five-year term. Elections of deputies will be held according to a mixed electoral system.

According to the amendments introduced on Friday to the constitutional law on elections for the president and parliamentary deputies, the parliamentary elections will be held by using a mixed electoral system. Fifty-four deputies will be elected according to the proportional system in single electoral constituencies, while 36 deputies are to be elected from single-mandate constituencies on a majority basis.

Before the amendments, the parliament of Kyrgyzstan consisted of 120 deputies elected for a five-year term, according to party lists.

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