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International observers to monitor presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan

About 1000 international observers are expected to arrive Kyrgyzstan to monitor the country’s presidential elections scheduled for Oct. 15, Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Nurzhan Shaildabekova said on Friday.

Shaildabekova told reporters during a presentation of the electoral system that 500 international observers had been accredited so far.

She said that all the polling stations are ready for the elections.

According to the CEC, 37 polling stations will be opened abroad, including two polling stations in Beijing and Guangzhou, China.

During the presentation, representatives of the CEC informed about the innovations in the electoral system in Kyrgyzstan.

This year, a regulation on the Information Election System has been developed, and a program to improve data analysis has also been improved.

The Information Election System is designed to prepare process and display information on the progress and results of voting in elections and referendums of the Kyrgyz Republic.

At present, there are 12 presidential candidates, and one candidate has refused to participate in the elections, according to Shaildabekova.

According to the Constitution of Kyrgyzstan, the country’s president is elected for a six-year term, and one person can hold the high office only once.

President Almazbek Atambayev’s term will end on Dec. 1.



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