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Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz Republic

5,548,042 10

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

3,034,084 76.84%

Registered Voters (as of Oct. 1, 2011)

Average Turnout

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

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Almazbek Sharshenovich ATAMBAYEV
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Zhantoro SATYBALDIYEV.**
  • 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 - 2,537,247 -
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%

Voter Turnout