Long-term observers of the Common Cause public foundation from December 21 to 28 recorded 27 violations of the law in preparation for the early presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan, scheduled for January 10, 2021.
The Public Foundation “Common Cause” will observe the January 10, 2021 early presidential election at 500 selected polling stations, at the Central Election Commission (CEC), and at all Territorial Election Commissions.
For the January 10, 2021 early presidential election, Common Cause is monitoring all stages of the election including the pre-election, election day, and post-election processes. A long-term observation is carried out to:
The "Nonpartisan Domestic Observation of the 2021 Early Presidential Elections in the Kyrgyz Republic” project is implemented by the Public Foundation "Common Cause". The project encompasses a wide range of activities including voter education, public research, and election-monitoring.
The Common Cause Public Foundation has trained and deployed 58 long-term observers who will monitor the pre-election period, polling day and post-election period across the country. This is a continuation of the pre-election period monitoring carried out by the organization since early elections were announced.
The Law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On the appointment of a referendum (nationwide voting) to determine the form of government of the Kyrgyz Republic" (hereinafter referred to as the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic) became effective on December 11, 2020, scheduling a referendum for January 10, 2021. Referendum question asks to choose the Kyrgyz Republic's form of government - parliamentary or presidential.
Common Cause is pleased to present the report on the results of short-term observation of the elections of deputies to the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic including dates of all voting processes such as: opening of polling stations, voting, closing of polling stations, and counting of votes.
The Common Cause Public Foundation, the "Taza Shailoo" Association and the "EGL" Public Foundation express their concern about the events that occurred on October 21, 2020 in the building of the Central Election Commission for Elections and Referendums after the appointment of repeat parliamentary elections on December 20, 2020.