Electoral processes in Kyrgyzstan have become more frequent in recent years, and the activities of the Central Election Commission for Elections and Referendums (CEC) of the Kyrgyz Republic started to attract more attention. The Common Cause Public Foundation analyzed IRI (International Republican Institute) data on how Kyrgyzstanis assess the effectiveness of the CEC and how the assessment has changed since 2012.
Elections of deputies to the Jogorku Kenesh are scheduled for November 28 in Kyrgyzstan. Voting will take place under the new electoral system. The expert on electoral law of the Common Cause Public Foundation Bakytbek Samakov answered seven main questions on the voting procedure.
What is a mixed system, electoral disputes and the process of their consideration, how is the election campaign going on, how many deputies will go to the Jogorku Kenesh, what is the voting process, how many ballots a voter will receive on voting day - all the details will be told by Taalaibek Asylbekov, the election adviser of the Common Cause Public Foundation and the Foundation's lawyer Tariel Aaliev.
The Common Cause Public Foundation continues to analyze and visualize open data in the field of electoral system. By combining the data on the preliminary list provided by the Ministry of Digital Development and the schemes and boundaries of electoral districts defined by the Central Election Commission for voting according to the majoritarian electoral system, the Common Cause Foundation produced an interactive map of voters for the elections of deputies to the Jogorku Kenesh, scheduled for November 28, 2021. The same data helped to analyze the dynamics of voters' growth in comparison with the April 2021 referendum.
The current convocation of Kyrgyzstan's parliament resumed its work after its vacation. However, new elections to the Jogorku Kenesh will be held on November 28, 2021, under a mixed system.
The Public Foundation Common Cause decided to remind of the bills initiated by the current convocation, which were actively discussed by society and which affect the development of democratic institutions.
Over the past year, Kyrgyzstan has seen four election campaigns. Using the data published by the CEC, we tried to analyze the Bishkek City Council elections of July 11, 2021. The CEC's open data helped us to find out in which part of the city the highest voter numbers influenced the voting results, and how the leading parties were positioned on the map of the capital based on the election results.
The competition for long-term observers of the 2021 Jogorku Kenesh elections has been extended until September 5 inclusive. You have time to fill out a questionnaire and make a real contribution to the transparency of the upcoming elections.
The Common Cause Public Foundation conducted an analysis of electoral disputes in the Kyrgyz Republic, which includes electoral disputes during the presidential elections of the Kyrgyz Republic in 2017, elections of deputies to the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic in 2020 and early presidential elections of the Kyrgyz Republic in 2021.