Approximate date of parliamentary elections announced in Kyrgyzstan

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Elections to the Kyrgyz parliament are likely to be held in the fall of 2021. This was announced on April 11 by the head of the Central Election Commission for Elections and Referendums (CEC) in the republic, Nurzhan Shildabekova, at a briefing.

Shildabekova noted that before the elections in the country, it is necessary to carry out a number of legislative procedures, this will take time.

“The elections of the Kyrgyz parliamentary deputies should take place after the constitutional reform, the approximate time frame is probably autumn,” TASS quotes Shaldabekova.

Earlier that day, it became known that more than 70% of Kyrgyz citizens approved amendments to the country’s constitution.

According to information obtained after counting 75.07% of the votes, 79.38% of voters voted for amendments to the Constitution of Kyrgyzstan. 13.60% of voters voted against the changes.

In the draft of the new Constitution, submitted to the referendum, it is proposed to introduce the institution of the people’s kurultai (council) as a consultative, supervisory assembly, which gives recommendations on the directions of social development.

In addition, it is planned to reformat the institutions of the president and government. Responsibility for the formation and work of the cabinet will be borne by the president, and the cabinet will be headed by the head of the presidential administration.