Expert: Russian vector after Kyrgyz elections will become priority
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 31 / Trend , E.Tariverdiyeva /
Following the presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan and Almazbek Atambayev's coming to power, the relations with Russia will develop in a more linear than before, Chief Editor of the Vestnik Kavkaza and Trend Expert Council Member Alexei Vlasov believes. He also partake in an observer mission at the elections in Kyrgyzstan.
"On can expect the strengthening of bilateral relations and greater involvement of Kyrgyzstan in the integration projects such as the Customs Union, CSTO, and in the long term a common economic space," Vlasov told Trend.
He said surely the sides should agree, and therefore, the elections will likely be followed by behind-the-scenes talks with other political players.
In the future the country will continue multi-vector course, but with a clear priority of the Russian vector, Vlasov said.
"On this backdrop, the question may arise with the U.S. Manas military base, although it will not be a topic number one for the current prime minister and presidential candidate Atambayev to prove his pro-Russian position. Generally he has already won due to the fact that attended the elections with an idea to unite the country, north and south of Kyrgyzstan," said the expert.
According to him, Atambayev also won due to the fact that he presented himself as a pro-Russian candidate, since the idea of pro-Russian vector in the country enjoys the greatest support among the population.
"The elections took place peacefully, but although violations were reported, they were technical in nature. And the election results - 62 percent compared with thirty gained by other candidates is a too weighty argument to doubt the outcome," he said.
Acting Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev has won the presidential election with more than 50 percnt of the votes of citizens who came to the polls, after 79.77 percent of ballots were counted, according to the data on the Central Election Committee's website.
According to the constitutional law on elections to defeat the candidate must garner more than 50 percent of voters who came to the poling stations. 915.068 thousands voters - more than half of 1.827 million who participated in the election - have voted for Atambayev, RIA Novosti reported.
Ex-Minister of Emergency Situations, "Ata-Zhurt" party leader Kamchibek Tashiev is second with 215.626 thousands votes followed by former Kyrgyz Secretary of State, the leader of the "United Kyrgyzstan" party Adakhan Madumarov with 209.677 thousands.
Total of 16 candidates participated in the election.