July 10, 2005 Held


Kyrgyz Republic

Election for Kyrgyz Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:2,002,004
Valid Votes:1,984,522
Invalid Votes:17,482

Vote Share by Candidate:

Kurmanbek BAKIEV1,776,156


Tursunbay BAKIR UULU78,701


Akbaraly AITIKEYEV72,604


Jypar JEKSHEYEV18,166


Toktayym UMETALIYEVA10,445


Keneshbek DUYSHEBAYEV10,253

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: President Kurmanbek BAKIEV *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Kurmanbek BAKIEV
  • Assembly: Kyrgyzstan has a unicameral Parliament (Jorgorku Kenesh) with 75 seats.

* Acting president since 24 March 2005; former President Askar AKAYEV resigned effective April 11, 2005 following a series of widespread protests that forced him to flee the country on 24 March 2005.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Parliament (Jorgorku Kenesh) 75 members are elected .***

*** Elections for the new unicameral body or Jorgorku Kenesh were held 27 February 2005, but the vast majority of positions remained undecided and were to be contested in a runoff election scheduled for 13 March 2005; election irregularities caused widespread protests that resulted in the president being forced to flee the country; new legislative elections have not yet been rescheduled.

** After the February 27th elections, the parliament will become a unicameral body with 75 seats.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Kurmanbek BAKIEV
    • Party: N/A
  • Tursunbay BAKIR UULU
    • Party: (ErK)
  • Akbaraly AITIKEYEV
    • Party: N/A
    • Party: N/A
  • Toktayym UMETALIYEVA
    • Party: N/A
  • Keneshbek DUYSHEBAYEV
    • Party: N/A

Last Presidential election:

  • The last election was held on October 29, 2000. Askar AKAYEV was reelected president with 74 percent of the vote.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,162,600 (2005)
  • Registered Voters: 2,670,530 (July 2005)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,609,142 (2005)

·         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: 0 (following the 2005 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: 774,390 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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