Oct. 29, 2000 Held


Kyrgyz Republic

Election for Kyrgyz Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:1,898,877
Valid Votes:1,898,877
Invalid Votes:0

Vote Share by Candidate:

Askar AKAEV1,460,201


Omurbek TEKEBAEV272,427


Almaz ATEMBAEV117,658


Melis ESHIMKANOV21,260


Tursunbai Bakir UULU18,774


Votes Against All Candidates13,291


Tursunbek AKUNOV8,557

Election Results Modified: May 10, 2024

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Kyrgyzstan

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Acting President Askar AKAYEV
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Askar AKAYEV
  • Assembly: Kyrgyzstan has a bicameral Supreme Council (Zhogorku Kenesh) consisting of the Assembly of People's Representatives (45 seats) and the Legislative Assembly (60 seats).

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular majority for a renewable five-year term.
  • Members of the Assembly of People's Representatives are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies for five-year terms.
  • 45 members of the Legislative Assembly are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies; 15 are elected via closed-list proportional representation with a 5% threshold. Seats are distributed using the Hare Quota and the Method of Largest Remainder.  All members are elected for five-year terms.

Main Candidates in the presidential election:

  • Askar AKAYEV
    • Party: Independent
  • Omurbek TEKEBAYEV
    • Party: Ata Meken Socialist Party
  • Almazbek ATAMBAYEV
    • Party: Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan

Population and Voter Registration:

  • Population: 4,898,400 (2000)
  • Registered Voters: 2,537,247 (2000)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,482,017 (2000)

·         Is Kyrgyzstan a signatory to CEDAW: N/A

·         Has Kyrgyzstan ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (10 February 1997)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 1 (following the 2000 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 120 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Kyrgyzstan a signatory to CRPD: Yes (21 September 2011)

·         Has Kyrgyzstan ratified CRPD: No

·         Population with a disability: 734,760 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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