No gross violation at Kyrgyz parliamentary election so far - election authority
There has been no gross violation so far at the parliamentary election in Kyrgyzstan, K-News quoted Almaz Asanaliyev, a member of the country's Central Elections and Referendums Commission, as saying Oct. 4.
Asanaliyev said the representatives of political parties appeal to the Commission in connection with a malfunction of ID reading equipment and other issues.
"There are technical problems, there are issues related to the human factor," he added. "Somewhere readers don't work, and somewhere a ballot-box didn't turn on."
He noted that unfortunately, the equipment checking the biometric data wasn't able to identify the voters on the first try.
"There have been cases when many of our citizens passed neither through biometric identification, nor using the PIN code. It turned out that one of the digits of the PIN code was wrongly entered. Therefore, this was addressed on the spot," he added.
The voting started Oct. 4 at 08:00 and will end at 19:00 local time (UTC/GMT +6 hours).
A total of 14 political parties are taking part in the election.
They are the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan, Ata Meken, Bir Bol, Ar Namys, Onuguu-Progress, Azattyk, Respublika-Ata Zhurt, Butun Kyrgyzstan-Emgek, Zamandash, Uluu Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan, Meken Yntymagy, People's Congress of Kyrgyzstan, and Aalam Party of the Unaffiliated.
As many as 2,374 domestic polling stations and 36 abroad polling stations have been opened as part of the parliamentary election. Also, 46 additional polling stations have been opened in the cities of Bishkek and Osh.
Some 2,761,270 voters have been registered for participation in the parliamentary election.