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Deposit for presidential candidates should comprise 2 million soms

At the parliamentary hearings, where amendments to the law on the election of deputies to the Parliament and the President of the Kyrgyz Republic are considered, MP Mirlan Zheenchoroyev proposed to set the deposit for presidential candidates at 2 million soms.

Human rights defender Dinara Oshurakhunova said that the proposed collateral was an unbearable sum for ordinary citizens who earn honestly.

«They will not be able to take part in the presidential elections," she said.

Previously, parliamentarians proposed candidates for the post of head of state to deposit a pledge of 5 million soms.

A candidate’s skills in the state language will be assessed by Kyrgyz-test. According to Mirlan Zheenchoroyev, the system showed itself well in the parliamentary elections.