Kyrgyzstan

Population Statistics

5,664,939

Total Population

849,741

Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

4
oct

Kyrgyzstan Parliament 2020

2020

16 May 2019

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


The Code of the Kyrgyz Republic on Elections in the Kyrgyz Republic (1999, last amended ...

Updated: June 2015

Article 3 states:

(1) Citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic having reached 18 years of age shall have the right to elect, and upon reaching the age established by the Constitution and the present Code, to be elected to state and local administration bodies.

(2) Citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic shall have the right to elect and be elected regardless of their descent, sex, race, nationality, official and property status, or religion, as well as political and religious beliefs.

(3) Citizens, who were recognized by the court as legally incapable or who are being held in places of confinement, shall not have the right to elect and to be elected. 

(4) Citizens shall not have the right to be elected to state and local administration bodies, whose previous convictions have not been expunged or served in accordance with law.

 

Excerpt from the Code of the Kyrgyz Republic on Elections in the Kyrgyz Republic (1999, last amended 2007))

Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic (2010)

Updated: June 2015

Article 2 states:

(1) The people of Kyrgyzstan are the bearer of sovereignty and the sole source of state power in the Kyrgyz Republic.

(2) The people of Kyrgyzstan shall exercise its power directly at elections and referenda, as well as through the system of state authorities and local self-governance bodies on the basis of the present Constitution and laws.

(3) Laws and other important matters of state significance may be submitted to a referendum (nationwide vote). The procedures of holding a referendum and the list of questions put to the referendum shall be defined in the constitutional law.

(4) The elections shall be free. The elections of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, the President as well as the deputies of representative local self-governance bodies shall be conducted on the basis of universal equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot. The right to vote shall be granted to the citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic having reached 18 years of age.

(5) The state shall ensure the conditions for the representation of various social groups defined by the law in state authorities and local self-governance bodies, including at the level of decision-making.

 

Article 52, section 1 states:

Citizens shall have the right to:

  • (1) participate in the discussion and adoption of laws and decisions of republican and local significance;
  • (2) to elect and to be elected to state authorities and local self governance bodies in accordance with the procedures established by the present Constitution and the law;
  • (3) to take part in referenda in accordance with procedures established by the constitutional law.

 

Excerpts from the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic (2010)