Now Kyrgyz PM has best chances to become President
Azerbaijan , Baku, Oct. 10 / Trend, V. Zhavoronkova/
Kyrgyz leading presidential candidate Nariman Tyuleev's withdrawal from the race will have a decisive impact on the elections' results, Kyrgyz expert Sergei Masaulov believes.
Masaulov said now country's prime-minister and candidate Almazbek Atambayev has best chances to become a new head of state.
"After Tyuleev's statement on withdrawing his candidacy, other presidential candidate Atambaev's chances considerably increased," Masaulov told Trend by phone from Bishkek.
Ex-mayor of Bishkek and leading presidential candidate Nariman Tyuleev has today withdrew his candidacy because of the actions of the Kyrgyz Central Elections Commission.Analysts argued that Tyuleev had a good chance to enter the top three in the presidential race in Kyrgyzstan.
The October 30 elections will be the first elections after the change of power in April 2010. The election campaign began on Sept. 25. Twenty of 83 original candidates were able to get candidate's mandate by collecting 30,000 signatures, paying candidate fee and passing the examination on Kyrgyz language.
"I think that the upcoming presidential elections will have one stage rather than two, because the result will be obvious," he said.
Following the elections, some people will cast doubt on the result in any case, Masaulov added. But now he expects Bishkek electorate to vote mainly for one candidate, namely Atambayev.
"This will be the crucial circumstance, which will make the difference among candidates so sizable that one should not expect the electorate's support for reelections," Masaulov said.
Now, Roza Otunbayeva leads the republic. Her presidential authority would expire on Dec.31, 2011. President Otunbayeva does not have a right to participate in the presidential race. Based on the Kyrgyz Constitution, president is elected for six years and for only one term.