Kyrgyzstani parliamentary election, 2007

From the early parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan in December 2007, the presidential party Ak Dschol emerged as the big winner: With a turnout of 73.86 % officially, it reached more than 45 % of the votes and received 71 of the 90 parliamentary seats.

Official results of the parliamentary elections of 16 December 2007:

( The percentage refers to the total of the electorate. )

From the perspective of the OSCE, the elections, however, were neither fair nor free: Kyrgyzstan have a number of obligations not met and thus missed an opportunity on the road to democracy move the country forward one step. The following alleged manipulations had an impact:

  • Although the opposition party Ata Meken came nationwide to over 8 % of the votes, but received in the district of Osh only 590 instead of the required 670 votes. They thus failed due to the 0.5 - percent clause, according to which a party must in every oblast and Bishkek and Osh in the cities to reach at least 0.5 % of the vote. Ata Meken tried unsuccessfully to prove in court that they had significantly exceeded the required number of votes.
  • In order not to let the President's party to move the only party in parliament, the Communist Party and the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan were lifted to over 5%. After counting 95% of the polling stations, the parties were still at about 3%.

As a result of the parliamentary elections was clear that the cooperation between parliament and president would expire without major conflicts.