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Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz Republic

5,604,212 12

Population (as of May 27, 2015)

Elections in our database

74.90%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
President President Head of State
Supreme Council Jorgorku Kenesh Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Almazbek Sharshenovich ATAMBAYEV
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Temir SARIYEV
  • Assembly: Kyrgyzstan has a unicameral Supreme Council (Jorgorku Kenesh) with 120 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is nominated by parliament to serve a 5-year term.**
  • In the Supreme Council (Jorgorku Kenesh) 120 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.***

** The prime minister is nominated by the parliamentary party which holds more than 50% of the seats. The nomination must then be approved by the president. If no party holds more than 50% of seats, the president may select the party that will nominate a prime minister.

*** There is a five percent threshold for gaining representation. Parties are capped at 65 seats total.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Referendum 1998-10-17 2,196,591 2,277,592 96.44%
President 2000-10-29 1,898,877 2,505,763 75.78%
Referendum 2003-02-02 2,137,334 2,465,775 86.68%
President 2005-07-10 2,002,004 2,670,530 74.97%
Referendum 2007-10-21 2,160,000 2,700,000 80.0%
Supreme Council 2007-12-16 2,033,961 2,753,727 73.86%
President 2009-07-23 2,302,027 2,670,530 86.2%
Referendum 2010-06-27 1,967,896 2,766,806 71.13%
Supreme Council 2010-10-10 1,679,710 2,753,727 61.0%
President 2011-10-30 1,858,596 3,034,084 61.26%
Supreme Council 2015-10-04 1,563,456 2,761,297 56.62%
Referendum 2016-12-11 - - -

Voter Turnout