South Kyrgyzstan residents of ask to prevent destabilization during elections
The residents of the south Kyrgyzstan ask Roza Otunbayeva "to take measures to prevent ethnic hatred and destabilization during the elections in 2011." It is said in the public appeal of the Human Rights and Democracy Center, 24.kg reported.
"The center appeals with the request to strengthen the attention of public authorities in the territory of Osh province in the period of the elections as the deputies of the local Kenesh of Osh and also the President of the KR and take prompt, effective measures to prevent the incitement of ethnic hatred and destabilization of the socio-political situation," emphasize civil society activists in their request.
They also appealed to the CEC, the Parliament and the government to make amendments in Election Code of the Kyrgyz Republic.
"According to paragraph 1 of Part 2 of Article 49 of the Law "On the elections of deputies of local councils," the right to nominate candidates for local councils cities of Bishkek and Osh cities belongs to political parties. We believe that this paragraph restricts the right of the citizens who do not have a membership in political parties and denies them the right to be elected by the deputies of local councils in particular in Bishkek and Osh. To date political parties still do not possess that full willingness to represent the interests of the people in government; the party system in Kyrgyzstan has not yet established at the necessary level. The confirmation is that fact that 83 candidates, 16 of them - from political parties, 67 - independent turned to the Central election Commission with the statement of intent to be the candidate for the President of the KR," explain civic activists.
According to them, it is necessary to cancel item 1 of Part 2 of Article 49 of the profile of the law to ensure the legitimate rights of citizens, non-membership in any political party and deprived of opportunities to be elected to the state governments and local authorities
Let us remind that the deputies elections to local councils are appointed by the decree of the President of the KR on October 9, 2011.