Kyrgyzstan observes "day of silence" on eve of elections
Kyrgyzstan is observing what officials are calling a day of silence before people vote for a new parliament in Sunday's election. The media is banned from referring to parties, politicians, policies, announcement of opinion polls results, news agency "24.kg" reported.
Recall that Kyrgyzstan will elect a parliament for the first time under the new Constitution, adopted by Referendum in June 2010, held at the initiative of the new authorities after the April overthrow of the second president.
The upcoming elections will be held on party lists. A total of 29 political parties will contest for parliament seats. Every citizen has a right to cast a ballot "for" one political party or "against all".
Meanwhile, the country is all set for Sunday's elections with the first polling booths opening at 8:00 am, local time, and closing at 20:00 p.m. across all regions of the country. The Central Election Commission is expected to give first vote returns at midnight.