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Oct. 15, 2017 Held

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz Republic

Election for President

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Kyrgyzstan: Presidential Election, October 15, 2017

At stake in this election:

  • The office of the President of Kyrgyzstan

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Almazbek ATAMBAEV (since 1 December 2011)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Sooronbay JEENBEKOV (since 13 April 2016)
  • Assembly: Unicameral Supreme Council (Jogorku Kenesh) with 120 seats

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is directly elected by absolute majority popular vote (in 2 rounds if necessary) for a single 6-year term.

Last Election:

  • The last presidential election in Kyrgyzstan occurred on October 30, 2011. President Almazbek ATAMBAEV was elected president in the first round with 63.2% of the vote.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Sooronbay JEENBEKOV
    • Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan / Kırgızstan sotsial-demokratiyalık partiyası
  • Bakyt TOROBAYEV
    • Onuguu–Progress Party
  • Adakhan MADUMAROV
    • United Kyrgyzstan / Butun Kırgızstan
  • Temir SARIYEV
    • White Falcom / Akshumkar
  • Ernis ZARLYKOV
    • Independent
  • Toktaiym UMETALIEVA
    • Independent
  • Ulukbek KOCHKOROV
    • Independent
  • Taalatbek MASADYKOV
    • Independent
  • Ömürbek BABANOV
    • Independent
  • Arstanbek ABDYLDAYEV
    • Independent
  • Azimbek BEKNAZAROV
    • Independent
  • Arslanbek MALIYEV
    • Independent

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,727,553 (2016)
  • Registered Voters: 2,647,533 (2015)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 2,920,067 (July 2016 est.)
  • Is Kyrgyzstan a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Kyrgyzstan ratified CEDAW: Yes, Accession (10 February 1997)
  • Gender Quota: Yes, party lists must include at least 30% of each gender. There must also be one person of each gender for every four positions on a party list.
  • Female candidates in this election: 0
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 23
  • Human Development Index Position: 120
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

  • Is Kyrgyzstan a signatory to CRPD: Yes (21 September 2011)
  • Has Kyrgyzstan ratified CRPD: No
  • Population with a disability: 1,297,143 (est.)