BISHKEK, November 28. /TASS/. Six political parties, including one opposition party, are winning more than five percent of votes needed to have seats in Kyrgyzstan’s parliament, the country’s Central Election Commission (CEC) said after counting ballots from 90% of polling stations.
According to the CEC, the Ata-Zhurt Kyrgyzstan party is the leader, with 16.86% of votes. Other parties are Ishenim, Yntymak, Yiman Nuru, Alyansk, and the opposition party Butun Kyrgyzstan, which is scoring 6.74% of votes.
Parliamentary elections were held in Kyrgyzstan on Sunday. Twenty-one political parties and nearly 300 candidates in one-seat constituencies are vying for 90 seats in the parliament. Nearly 2,500 polling stations were opened in Kyrgyzstan and in other countries, including 21 in Russia.
The previous elections held in the autumn of 2020 were recognized as invalid due to numerous violations of the election laws. The elections were followed by mass rallies and the change of the president and government.