Parliamentary elections begin, heavy police force deployed for security at polling stations | Parliamentary elections begin, heavy police force deployed for security at polling stations – Bhaskar

Digital Desk, Bishkek. Parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan began on Sunday under the supervision of 736 international observers to elect 90 representatives for a five-year term.

Nurjan Shaildabekova, the head of the country’s Central Election Commission (CEC), said during a briefing on Sunday morning that 2,435 polling stations have been opened in the country at 8 a.m. (0200 GMT) and will operate until 8 p.m. (1400 GMT). The deputy will be elected through a mixed electoral system, 54 of which will be elected from political parties according to the proportional system and another 36 from single-mandate constituencies on the basis of a majority, Xinhua news agency reported.

21 political parties were registered to participate in the election. More than 280 candidates were registered in single-mandate constituencies. A total of 3,703,420 people will vote for political parties and 3,619,292 are going to vote in single-mandate constituencies, according to the CEC chief’s data. The Home Ministry had earlier said that over 11,000 police officers would be deployed to ensure public order and security at the polling stations.

(IANS)

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