Kyrgyz CEC refuses to register 11 presidential candidates
The Kyrgyz Central Election Commission (CEC) refused to register 11 candidates for the presidency, the CEC representative told RIA Novosti on Tuesday. The number of candidates in the presidential elections was reduced to 67.
The presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan are scheduled for Oct. 30. The elections will be the next step in legitimizing power, following the overthrow of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev in April 2010. Now the president of the Transitional Period Roza Otunbayeva is heading the republic.
"The CEC refused to register 11 candidates for the presidency as they have not created timely election funds as required by law," the report reads.
To get the presidential candidate's mandate, the interested party must also pay a deposit of 100,000 soums (about $2,500). Today, only 19 applicants have done so. Under Uzbek laws, the deposit will be refunded only to those candidates who will overcome the 5 percent threshold during the elections.