Common Cause’s nonpartisan observation of the parliamentary elections in the Kyrgyz Republic, held on November 28, 2021, showed that, in general, the organization and administration of the elections were held in accordance with the norms of national legislation and international standards. At the same time, a comprehensive analysis of the data collected during the observation process indicates a number of problems that require attention, both from government agencies and from citizens.
To observe the repeat elections of deputies to the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic in two electoral constituencies, the Foundation deployed 68 short-term observers to 68 polling stations, 7 long-term observers, 2 mobile teams, 4 call center operators to monitor the procedures of pre-election period, opening, voting, counting and tabulation of votes throughout the country.
As part of this sociological study, the Foundation collected the opinion of citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic on how they feel about the past elections to the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic scheduled for November 28, 2021 and how much they trust these or other electoral processes. This assessment will provide a citizens' perspective on the past campaign.
In the post-election period, 72 long-term observers monitored the process of complaints and summing up of results in all district election commissions.
Public Foundation "Common Cause", Association of Legal Entities "Taza Shailoo Association", “EAGL” Public Foundation, and Public Association "Agency of Social Technologies" carrying out nonpartisan observation of the parliamentary elections in the Kyrgyz Republic, are concerned about the situation shaped after the end of the voting.
The situation related to the display of preliminary results of the voting after 8 p.m. on November 28, 2021, as well as complaints over the continuity and quality of manual counting processes at some polling stations, gave rise to the expression of discontent and mistrust towards the electronic counting system by a number of political parties and other participants of the electoral process. Doubts are raised about the feasibility of smart ballot boxes and the biometric identification of voters.
Public Foundation "Common Cause", Association of Legal Entities "Taza Shailoo Association", “EAGL” Public Foundation and Public Association "Agency of Social Technologies", carrying out nonpartisan observation of the parliamentary elections in the Kyrgyz Republic, express concern and condemn the assault on the candidate of "Ata Meken" political party Omurbek Chirkeshovich Tekebaev.
The Public Foundation "Common Cause" started the verification of protocols on the voting results in the elections of deputies to the Jogorku Kenesh held on November 28, 2021.
The verification compares the protocols of manual vote counting and ARBB protocols received by observers of the Foundation with the data available in the system of the Central Election Commission of the Kyrgyz Republic.
600 short-term observers of the Foundation monitored the electoral process on the Election Day at 300 polling stations selected by random sampling method all over the country. The Foundation uses statistically based observation, an advanced election monitoring methodology that allows conclusions to be drawn that are representative of the entire country about specific electoral processes on election day.
The Public Foundation "Common Cause" expresses concern about the allegations of electoral fraud and calls on all relevant authorities to conduct a thorough investigation of all incidents that have arisen, and all interested parties in the elections to provide evidence and file formal complaints about the violations they witnessed. The Foundation expects that all violations will be investigated as soon as possible in order to protect the integrity of the electoral process and the will of the people.