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CIS observer mission positively assesses Kyrgyz parliamentary polls

October 05, 2015, 9:45 UTC+3 BISHKEK
Six parties will join the new parliament in Kyrgyzstan, the head of the republic’s Central Election Commission, Tyigunaly Abdraimov, said earlier
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BISHKEK, October 5. /TASS/. The observer mission of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the alliance of former Soviet republics, has praised Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan, the head of the mission has said.

"The elections were well-organized and held in a calm atmosphere," Vladimir Garkun told reporters in the capital Bishkek. A total of 137 representatives of the CIS mission monitored the polls.

The country’s authorities said these were the most open and transparent elections ever.

Six parties will join the new parliament in Kyrgyzstan, the head of the republic’s Central Election Commission, Tyigunaly Abdraimov, said earlier on Monday citing preliminary data.

Fourteen political parties fought for 120 seats in the parliament. For the first time in the Central Asian republic’s history, all the polling stations were equipped with special biometrical data reading devices and electronic ballot boxes.

"The information about some 30,000 voters has not been received, and only after this we may say about the final results," the top election official said.

The voter turnout at Sunday’s elections in the country reached 57.5% The data from 22 out of a total of 2,374 polling stations is yet to be analyzed.

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