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Elections 2021: Sadyr Japarov votes for opposition member Ravshan Dzheenbekov

President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov voted for Ravshan Dzheenbekov in Leninsky single-mandate constituency. Photo was posted on Twitter by Peter Leonard, Eurasinet’s Central Asia editor.

He suggests that this could have been done intentionally or not.

Ravshan Dzheenbekov, together with the former president of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev and his other associates, is a defendant in a criminal case on Koi-Tash events. He ran for the Parliament while being under arrest. The courts refused to change the preventive measure for the candidate so that he could participate in the campaign and TV debates.

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.

Ex-chairman of the Bishkek City Council Zhanybek Abirov won the majority of votes in the Leninsky single-mandate constituency.