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Seats in the Supreme Council after election.

The 2015 Kyrgyzstani parliamentary election was held on 4 October 2015.

Electoral system

The 120 seats in the Supreme Council were elected by proportional representation. This means that if a party gets 20% of the vote, for example, they get 20% of the seats. A party had to receive at least 7% of the vote to get seats in the council. No party was allowed to win more than 65 seats.

Campaign

Many political parties were formed before the election; often made by wealthy Kyrgyz who want to promote their own interests.

A lot of potential candidates were not allowed to run due to criminal convictions. One party leader, a former boxer, was banned after he beat up a rival candidate.

Result

2015 Kyrgyzstani legislative election map
Results of the election:
     Social Democratic Party      Respublika-Ata Zhurt      Kyrgyzstan Party      Onuguu-Progress      Bir Bol      Ata-Meken Socialist Party

Sources:

Presidential election
Choice Votes % Seats
Social Democratic 435,968 26.81% 38
Respublika–Ata-Zhurt 320,115 19.68% 28
Kyrgyzstan 206,094 12.67% 18
Onuguu–Progress 148,279 9.12% 13
Bir Bol 135,875 8.36% 12
Ata Meken Socialist 123,055 7.57% 11
others 212,031 13.04% 0
against all 12,428 0.76%
invalid ballots 32,410 1.99%
Total votes 1,626,255 100% 120

Conduct

Even though there were some reports of voter fraud, the OSCE said that the elections were "lively and competitive" and "unique in this region." The PACE said that voters had "made their choice freely among a large number of contestants."

The OSCE did note some problems with voter registration, and the Council of Europe had concern over the transparency of some campaigns and financing.

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