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Efforts of President deserve high rating – Russian observer

Efforts of the President of Kyrgyzstan deserve the highest rating. Member of the Public Chamber of Russia, Alexander Malkevich, shared this opinion with 24.kg news agency, commenting on the voting process in Kyrgyzstan.

According to him, he is working as an observer in Kyrgyzstan for the second time.

«I worked during the presidential elections in January. I am amazed at the level of organization and technical equipment. Moreover, in January I was amazed at the tradition of singing the anthem before the opening of polling stations and the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, which I represent here, came up with an initiative to do the same in our country,» he said.

He noted that the CEC has a large load after the introduction of reforms.

«A new preferential system has been introduced. It’s difficult for voters. It is very difficult for politicians. But it’s cool. It’s hard for everyone and counting. Plus, candidates don’t quite understand how to campaign. The main difficulty that may arise will still be associated with the preferential system. This is unusual for members of the electoral commission. 21 parties with 54 candidates each. Can you imagine what it is like to calculate this?» Alexander Malkevich said.

He believes that the republic is the second to none in the post-Soviet space in terms of the level of democracy within the very electoral process.

«Setting quotas for youth, women, nationalities within one party. I look on you with admiring envy,» the Russian expert said.

He added that the efforts of the President Sadyr Japarov in electoral processes deserve the highest rating.

«I was shocked by the innovation that if an official wants to run, he or she should not go on vacation, but has to quit the job. It’s tough. This is fair. The efforts of the president deserve the highest rating, because I have not seen this anywhere. It seems to me that many candidates have drawn conclusions regarding bribery of voters, because they see the president’s absolutely uncompromising position. This high-profile story of the detention of high-ranking people for attempt to interfere in the electoral process — it shows that the authorities are interested in maximum transparency,» Alexander Malkevich concluded.

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.