In the run-up to the upcoming elections of deputies to the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic on November 28, 2021, there have been an increase in the number of speeches by public servants of the Kyrgyz Republic in the mass media and social media with statements in favor of certain political parties and candidates containing attributes of campaigning against political parties or individual candidates.
In total, from October 25 to November 12, 2021, 79 signals about possible violations of electoral legislation were received from public observers of Common Cause.
regarding registration as a candidate for deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic Talant Mamytov
As of October 13, 2021, when nomination officially ended, 381 candidates (32 women and 349 men) were nominated in single-mandate constituencies for deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, of whom 373 were self-nominated and 8 were nominated by seven political parties.
Long-term observation of Common Cause Public Foundation over the elections of deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, scheduled for November 28, 2021, began on October 25.
In total, 72 long-term observers were selected who, after training, will work in all 36 districts (two people per team).
Mistrust in the upcoming elections may arise in society if already at this stage there are prerequisites for gross violations of the electoral legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic.
All participants in the electoral process must draw conclusions from the elections of deputies of the Zhogorku Kenesh that took place on October 4, 2020 and make every effort to prevent a repetition of the scenarios on October 5 and 6, 2020.
In the run-up of the elections of deputies of the Zhogorku Kenesh, scheduled for November 28, 2021, Bakytbek Samakov, an election law expert of the Common Cause Public Foundation, explains what constitutes vote-buying and what responsibility is attached to it:
On the eve of October 13, the nomination of candidates in single-mandate constituencies for the elections to the Jogorku Kenesh, scheduled for November 28, 2021, ended. Of the 381 candidates (31 women and 350 men), 373 were self-nominated and 8 were nominated by seven political parties, according to the Central Election Commission.
Using open data of the Central Election Commission, the Common Cause Public Foundation is publishing a map of candidates from single-mandate constituencies as of 18:00 on 13 October 2021.