Ata-Zhurt party leading Kyrgyz parliamentary election
Five Kyrgyz parties have cleared the 5-percent barrier necessary to gain seats in the parliament after 85 percent of votes in Sunday's election were counted, and the list was topped by the Ata-Zhurt party, Xinhua reported according to the Central Election Commission.
The Ata-Zhurt party, with 8.57 percent of the vote, was the leading runner at the election, and the Social Democratic Party with a 7.97-percent support ranked second.
They are followed by the Ar-Namys party of former prime minister Felix Kulov and the Respublika party, both with 7.02 percent of the votes, and the pro-governmental Ata-Meken party with 5.97 percent.
A total of 29 political parties are competing for 120 seats in the new government in which the prime minister will have more power than the president.
Analysts have predicted only six parties have a real chance to be voted into the parliament.
According to the election rules, seats will be distributed proportionately to parties passing the 5-percent threshold nationwide and at least 0.5 percent in each of Kyrgyzstan's administrative regions and two key cities.