Electoral Legislation Improvement Strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2018-2020
The Strategy was developed by the Working Group on improving the electoral legislation on the basis of broad public discussions in all regions of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The starting point in the development of the Strategy was the identification of the problems to be solved, preventing equal and unimpeded access of citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic to the exercise of their constitutional rights to elect and be elected, as well as the creation of conditions for citizens to express their free and informed will.
The problems were identified based on the analysis of the current electoral legislation, the existing law enforcement practice, the analysis of the conducted elections at all levels, based on the recommendations contained in the reports of international organizations, in the reports of monitoring missions of civil society, as well as on the proposals of participants in public discussions, including in the regions of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The report of the delegation of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the observation of parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan in 2015; the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission Final report on parliamentary elections in 2015; the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission Final report on presidential election in 2017; the Conclusion of a group of observers of the Interparliamentary Assembly of States — participants of the Commonwealth of Independent States during the presidential election of the Kyrgyz Republic on October 15, 2017; Statement by the Observation Mission of the Shanghai Cooperation (SCO) Organization on the follow-up to the preparations for and conduct of the presidential election in the Kyrgyz Republic on 15 October 2017; Joint opinion of the Venice Commission and OSCE / ODIHR on the draft law “On elections in the Kyrgyz Republic” as of 2014.