Kyrgyz president disagrees with election criticism
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 2 / Trend /
Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva has disagreed with the concerns of analysts that the elections will strengthen regionalism in the country, KirTAG reported on Wednesday.
"The rules are the same for all. Local and foreign observers and representatives of international and domestic media monitored the election process. I see no reason for such a claim as the candidates have received votes from all the country's regions. It is the political struggle, and we must raise our political culture," she said in an interview with the Birinchi radio.
Candidates Kamchybek Tashiyev and Adahan Madumarov, who lost out in the election are continuing to organise protest rallies and express their disagreement with the outcome.
"The candidates that lost elections mainly expressed discontent in respect of inaccurate voter lists. Some claimed that administrative resources were used in favour of one candidate. But I think that people expressed their will by voting for the strengthening of the planned direction, stability and progressive development," Ms. Otunbayeva said.
Ms. Otunbayeva said a number of meetings were held with the international observers, who have recognised the elections were transparent.
"The observers appreciated the elections, claiming that they were surprisingly open, free and transparent," she noted adding with regret that some voters failed to find their names in the lists.
"My son was among them, despite the fact that we are both registered at the same address, but, he was able to vote as he appealed to the court. I think this is inevitable when a new system is applied, but am confident that with time this system will be an effective tool for holding transparent elections," Ms. Otunbayeva added.