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PF "Common Cause": A Look at the Proposed Models of Conducting Elections of Deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic
Amendments to the Constitutional Law "On elections of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic and deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic" are being discussed in the parliament of Kyrgyzstan. Earlier, the Public Foundation Common Cause analysed the proposed models for holding elections. The Foundation believes that each of the proposed electoral systems has its own advantages, with this implementation, each of them can lead to side effects and ambiguous results. We remind you of our analysis published earlier. 15.07.2021
"Common Cause": Preliminary Announcement on Independent Observation of the Repeated Elections of Deputies to the City Keneshes of Bishkek, Osh, Tokmok
The repeated elections were generally peaceful, with a low turnout, in accordance with the law, but some observers noted violations of voting day procedures, secrets of voting. During the pre-election period, there were cases of vote-buying, as in the previous elections. 12.07.2021
Common Cause: Information on the revealed violations at 13.00
On the voting day at the repeated elections of deputies of city keneshes in the cities of Bishkek, Osh and Tokmok, as of 13:00, observers of the public foundation "Common Cause" recorded 22 violations 11.07.2021
"CommonCause" on the procedure for opening PECs in repeated elections to city keneshes of Bishkek, Osh and Tokmok
Observers of the public foundation "Common Cause" are monitoring the voting day in the repeated elections of deputies to the city keneshes of Bishkek, Osh and Tokmok. Observation is conducted at 52 PECs, including 31 in Bishkek, 18 in Osh and three in Tokmok. 11.07.2021
Observers of the Public Foundation Common Cause completed monitoring of the voting day outside the premises
Observers of the Public Foundation "Common Cause" completed monitoring of the voting day outside the premises in the repeated elections of deputies of local keneshes in the cities of Bishkek, Osh and Tokmok. In total, 43 PECs were covered, including 25 in Bishkek, 15 in Osh and three in Tokmok. There were no serious violations at the monitored sites, except for procedural violations at one site in the city of Osh. According to our observers' reports, the list of applications of the voting day outside the premises wes posted at all 43 PECs and no voter registration was identified in the list of the voting day outside the premises applications following the closure of the roster. 11.07.2021
Observers of Common Cause continue monitoring the repeat elections
Observers of the public foundation Common Cause continue monitoring the repeated elections of deputies of local keneshes in the cities of Bishkek, Osh, and Tokmok. Compliance with electoral legislation is monitored by more than 50 volunteers who plan to reach 95 polling stations, including 62 in Bishkek, 29 in Osh, and four in Tokmok. A mobile team from among the foundation's employees will visit selectively part of the PECs to monitor for violations. 11.07.2021
"Common Cause": 83 violations were revealed during the period of observation of the repeated elections
Preliminary information on the revealed violations of the electoral legislation as of July 10, 2021. During the period of observation of the repeated elections of deputies of the Bishkek, Osh and Tokmok city keneshes of the Kyrgyz Republic from June 18 to July 9, 2021, the Public Foundation "Common Cause" revealed 83 facts of violations of electoral legislation 10.07.2021
Silence day: time to make an informed choice
In Kyrgyzstan today, July 10, is a day of silence before the repeated elections of deputies of city keneshes in Bishkek, Osh and Tokmok. According to the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On elections of deputies of local keneshes", pre-election campaigning begins from the day of the end of the registration period for all candidates, lists of candidates and ends 24 hours before the start of voting, i.e. from 8:00 a.m. on July 10, 2021. 10.07.2021