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50 people apply for post of president of Kyrgyzstan

50 people apply for post of the president of Kyrgyzstan, the Central Election Commission informed 24.kg news agency.

Initially, 59 candidates intended to compete for the presidency.

Of those wishing to participate in the race — 48 self-nominees and 11 representatives from political parties. All seven women candidates are self-nominated.

Until August 31, they must submit documents for registration, which will last until September 10.

Temir Sariev was the first to register as a presidential candidate. Yesterday one more candidate was registered — Omurbek Babanov.

CEC refused to register Sadyr Japarov because of outstanding conviction. Self-promoted Akbaraly Aitikeev filed a petition to withdraw his candidacy.