Kyrgyz citizens could vote in presidential elections at Minsk embassy on October 15


Kyrgyz citizens could vote in presidential elections at Minsk embassy on October 15

Citizens of Kyrgyzstan living in Belarus could take part in the election of their country's president. On October 15, the polling station was opened in the embassy in Minsk.

The procedure takes place electronically. Under Kyrgyz law, voter turnout does not affect the outcome of a political campaign. Elections are recognized as valid regardless of the percentage of those who voted. More than 700 international observers have been accredited to monitor elections in Kyrgyzstan. Among them are representatives of the Central Election Commission of Belarus.

Erkin Mukaev, chairman of precinct election commission No. 9023:
Those voters who passed biometric identification and are included in the consular register in the embassy have the right to vote. At the moment, as of the date of the election, 26 voters were registered.

Among the voters are employees of the embassy, ​​students studying in Minsk universities, and citizens of Kyrgyzstan who temporarily reside on the territory of Belarus.

Olga Kremskaya, observer from the CIS:
If a voter has specific questions - for instance how to vote correctly - they can immediately get acquainted with this information on the CEC website. There is a very illustrative video, where it is clearly defined what voters need to do.

All aspects of the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic are taken into account when preparing for the vote.

11 candidates are applying for the highest state post in Kyrgyzstan. The head of state is elected for 6 years.

The current president Almazbek Atambayev does not participate in the race. Voting is organized in 37 countries.

Kyrgyzstan is a partner of Belarus in the Eurasian Economic Union, which includes three other countries - Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia.