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Current number of candidates for post of president of Kyrgyzstan - 42

Self-nominee Almaz Karimov refused to participate in the presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the CEC of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

Almaz Karimov is the general director of the television and radio company UTS. At the meeting of the Central Election Commission, the applications of Marat Imankulov, Sainidin Sultanidinov, Bakyt Degenbaev and Akylbek Mansurov to withdraw their candidacies from the election race for the office of the president of the Kyrgyz Republic were also considered. The CEC returned them the documents.

As of August 25, the number of candidates is 42.

The CEC has registered four candidates for the presidency — Temir Sariyev, Omurbek Babanov, Sooronbai Jeenbekov and Bakyt Torobayev.

The presidential elections are scheduled for October 15, 2017.