Parliamentary elections kick off in Kyrgyzstan


[Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan's President Sadyr Zhaparov and his wife Aigul Asanbaeva cast their ballots at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. Voters in Kyrgyzstan cast ballots in a parliamentary election Sunday that comes just over a year after a forceful change of government in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation. /PTI] Bishkek, Nov 28 : Parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan started on Sunday under the watch of 736 international observers to elect 90 deputies for a five-year term. The country's Head of the Central Election Commission (CEC), Nurzhan Shaildabekova, during a briefing on Sunday morning said that 2,435 polling stations have been opened in the country at 8 a.m. local time (0200 GMT), which will work until 8 p.m. (1400 GMT). Another 59 polling stations would be opened abroad in 29 countries. The deputies will be elected through a mixed electoral system with 54 of them to be elected according to a proportional system from political parties, and 36 others to be elected from single-mandate constituencies on a majority basis, Xinhua news agency reported. Twenty-one political parties were registered to participate in the elections, more than 280 candidates were registered in single-mandate constituencies. According to data from the CEC head, a total of 3,703,420 people will vote for the political parties, and 3,619,292 are going to vote in the single-mandate constituencies. The Interior Ministry said earlier that more than 11,000 police officers would be deployed to ensure public order and security at polling stations. /IANS


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