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471.4 million soms allocated for presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan

471.4 million soms were allocated for the elections taking into account two rounds. Minister of Finance Adylbek Kasymaliev said this during the first meeting of the Republican Staff for assistance to electoral commissions in resolving organizational and technical issues in the preparation and holding of presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan.

He specified that8.2 million soms were additionally allocated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic for opening of polling stations abroad.

Regarding the ensuring public order and security of citizens, it was noted that police officers will work at each polling station, and more than 9,000 employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic will be engaged in ensuring security who will be transferred to the enhanced duty regime till the end of the elections.

The presidential election will be held on October 15. Reception of applications will last until August 15.