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Elections 2021: CIS Observer Mission about technical failures

The CIS Observer Mission noted that voting in the elections took place in a calm and transparent atmosphere. The head of the mission, Vasily Volkov, announced today at a briefing.

According to him, there were equipment failures that were immediately eliminated. «Observers noted a few violations that could not affect the outcome of the elections,» he said.

CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev added that the CIS observer mission dis not have the ability to control technical failures. «We hope that the relevant structures, together with the CEC, will sort it out and do everything necessary to neutralize the situation that has arisen due to the failure. We are sincerely interested in stability and prosperity in Kyrgyzstan. There are all legal grounds for resolving all existing issues within the legal framework, but nobody should go beyond the law,» he said.

Technical failure on the website of the Central Election Commission of Kyrgyzstan (CEC) was reported. After the publication of preliminary data, the total amount of percent won by the parties reached more than 150. Then the CEC website stopped working, and all the figures changed. The Chairwoman of the CEC Nurzhan Shaildabekova commented on the server failure. She said that the wrong program was uploaded on the website. President Sadyr Japarov noted that if falsification by the CEC is revealed, all members of the commission will be held accountable.

Elections of deputies of the seventh convocation of the Parliament have ended in Kyrgyzstan. 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 are 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.

According to preliminary data from the Central Election Commission, six parties get into the Parliament. Winners in single-seat constituencies were also announced.