CEC of Kyrgyzstan asked parliament to lower electoral threshold

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The CEC of Kyrgyzstan asks to consider amendments to the legislation before the appointment of the repeated elections to the parliament. In particular, it was proposed to lower the electoral threshold and consider the issue of legislative regulation of participation in the repeated elections of parties, whose actions served as the basis for canceling the voting results.

The commission will schedule repeated parliamentary elections by November 6, 24.kg reports.

New elections will be scheduled by November 6th. The appointment will take place after considering the claims of 12 parties on violations during the previous elections. The statement was submitted for legal assessment to the country’s Foreign Ministry and the Prosecutor General’s Office.

Earlier on October 9, President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov dismissed Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov and the government.

A day earlier, he announced that he was ready to leave his post as soon as the country takes the path of legality. In addition, to resolve the political crisis, it is necessary to annul the results of the parliamentary elections and make a decision to hold new ones, the president said.

Mass protests began in Kyrgyzstan after the parliamentary elections on October 4. 16 parties competed for 120 seats, but only four of them managed to get the required number of votes.

Supporters of the parties that did not get the minimum required number of votes took to the streets of Bishkek.

Jeenbekov called what is happening in the country an attempt to seize power. The CEC canceled the results of the elections, and the leaders of the opposition parties created the first and second coordination councils. On October 7, the Kyrgyz parliament launched the impeachment procedure for the head of state.

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