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Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz Republic

6,628,616 17

Population (as of July 19, 2021)

Elections in our database

70.95%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Kyrgyz Supreme Council Jorgorku Kenesh Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Sadyr JAPAROV*
  • Head of Government: Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ulukbek MARIPOV**
  • Assembly: Kyrgyzstan has a unicameral Supreme Council (Jorgorku Kenesh) with 90 seats.***

*Elected during 10 January 2021 snap presidential election

**reflects results of Kyrgyzstan's constitutional referendum 11 April 2021; role shifted from Prime Minister

***changed from 120 after the constitutional referendum

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 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.
  • In the Supreme Council (Jorgorku Kenesh) 90 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms. There is a five percent threshold for gaining representation. Parties are capped at 65 seats total.

 

Population and number of registered voters:  

Population: 6,628,000 (2021 est) 

Registered Voters: 3,523,554

 

Gender Data: 

Female Population: 3,350,000 (2021 est)

Is Kyrgyzstan a signatory to CEDAW: No 

Has Kyrgyzstan ratified CEDAW: Yes (since 10 February 1997)

Gender Quota: No

Female candidates in this election: N/A 

Human Development Index Position: 120 (2020)

Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2019)

 

Disability Data: 

Is Kyrgyzstan a signatory to CRPD: 21 Sep 2011

Has Kyrgyzstan ratified CRPD: 16 May 2019

Population with a disability: 849,74115 

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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%
Kyrgyz 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%
Kyrgyz 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%
Kyrgyz Supreme Council 2015-10-04 1,563,456 2,761,297 56.62%
Referendum 2016-12-11 1,200,446 2,851,952 42.09%
President 2017-10-15 1,697,868 3,014,434 56.32%
Kyrgyz Supreme Council 2020-10-04 - - -
Referendum 2021-01-10 1,394,218 3,563,574 -
President 2021-01-10 1,395,513 3,563,574 -
Kyrgyz Supreme Council 2021-11-28 - - -

Voter Turnout