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Elections 2021: No coup is expected, but conflicts cannot be avoided

Political analyst Emil Dzhuraev believes that there will be no coup after these elections, but conflicts cannot be avoided. He stated this today at a round table: «Political environment in the Kyrgyz Republic: before and after the elections.»

According to him, there are too many players today — 21 parties and more than 200 candidates for single-seat districts. After the results are summed up, there will be disputes, there will be discontent among the candidates running on party lists due to preferential voting.

The expert also noted that all participants of the race are characterized by enthusiasm. It is explained either by the fact that, despite the restrictions in the Constitution, politicians hope that the Parliament will carry authority. Others simply did not read the Basic Law. The others are running just to get a mandate.

Emil Dzhuraev added that today’s political environment is very fragmented and the institutions of political power are weak.

Another participant, political scientist Edil Osmonbetov, agrees with him. He stressed that the nature of elections in Kyrgyzstan is such that there would always be dissent. The expert said that no one would dare to predict what would happen after the elections and who would get into the Parliament, no one knows the results of the elections.

Political analysts stressed: we have the situation that has developed over 30 years, and it reflects today’s realities, and noted that ideal elections do not exist, but the authorities have the political will to conduct the race honestly and without use of administrative resources.

Elections are scheduled for November 28 in Kyrgyzstan. At least 54 deputies of the Parliament are elected according to a proportional system (from open lists of candidates of political parties) in single electoral districts, 36 deputies are elected according to the majoritarian system in single-mandate constituencies.