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Elections 2021: Ten additional polling stations opened abroad

Ten additional polling stations were opened abroad for the elections of deputies of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan for the first time. The Deputy Foreign Minister Azizbek Madmarov announced at a briefing today.

According to him, a total of 59 polling stations in 29 states have been opened outside Kyrgyzstan. New polling stations were opened in Russian cities of Khabarovsk, Krasnodar, Tomsk, Samara and Kazan, as well as in Antalya (Turkey), New York and Chicago (USA), the capital of the island of Sardinia, Cagliari (Italy) and Budapest at the newly opened Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in Hungary.

«The decision to open polling stations in these cities was made on the basis of the appeals of our citizens, which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan and the CEC received. The number of Kyrgyzstanis has increased in these countries. At the same time, in comparison with the previous elections, the number of citizens in the voters’ list abroad increased 2.5 times. There were 32,600 of them last year, now — 84,000 people,» Azizbek Madmarov told.

Deputies of the seventh convocation of Parliament are elected in Kyrgyzstan today. The electoral system was changed in the country, so there will be 90 deputies instead of 120. As a result, 54 deputies of the Parliament will be elected according to the proportional system (open lists of candidates of political parties) in the single electoral district, 36 deputies — according to the majority system in single-mandate constituencies.