Kyrgyzstani parliamentary election, 2010

The parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan in 2010 was held on October 10, 2010. She had become by the adoption of the new constitution required the Constitutional Referendum of 27 June 2010.

3300 candidates from 29 parties competed for one of the 120 seats in the Kyrgyz Parliament. There were 2.9 million voters. In order to enter parliament, a party had nationwide reach at least 5 percent in each region at least 0.5 percent of the vote.


Four days prior to the election, on 6 October 2010, the headquarters of the party Ata - Schurt of protesters was busy, demanding the expulsion of the elections.


The elections were conducted under heavy security measures. There were over 20,000 security personnel in the field. The OSCE had hundreds of election observers in Kyrgyzstan and told of a free and democratic atmosphere.

There have been no reported major incidents. However, were irregularities such as demolition of choice in some polling stations due to overcrowding of the urns or multiple-choice individuals reported.


A total of 2.852 million citizens were eligible to vote, the turnout was 55.9 %. Votes strongest party was 8.88 %, the party Ata - Schurt ( Fatherland) of ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. It was followed by the Social Democratic Party of Almazbek Atambayev, who was close to the President Roza Otunbayeva. To enter parliament also succeeded: the pro-Russian party Ar - Namys ( dignity), Respublika the oil entrepreneur Omurbek Babanow and the left party contractor Ata Meken ( Fatherland) of Omurbek Tekebayev. The party Butun Kyrgyzstan (United Kyrgyzstan) failed with 145,000 votes, corresponding to 4.84 per cent, short of the five-percent hurdle. All other parties also missed the feeder.

  • Ata - Schurt Template: Election chart / Maintenance / Name: 28
  • SDPK Template: Election chart / Maintenance / Name: 26
  • Ar - Namys Template: Election chart / Maintenance / Name: 25
  • Respublika Template: Election chart / Maintenance / Name: 23
  • Ata Meken Template: Election chart / Maintenance / Name: 18

The percentage values ​​in the table refer to the number of eligible voters and not to the real voters. In Kyrgyzstan, a party must receive more than 5 % of the votes of all eligible voters to enter parliament regardless of the actual number of voters.

Government formation

On 11 November 2010 gave President Otunbayeva of the Social Democratic Party of the order to form a government. On 29 November 2010, the Social Democrats agreed with Ata Meken and the party Respublika on a three coalition. After but failed the choice of Tekebayev to Speaker of Parliament on 2 December 2010, the coalition was already falling apart. President Otunbayeva gave it the party Respublika commissioned to find a majority coalition. There was a three-party coalition between the Social Democrats, the Respublika and Ata - Schurt the party, with Achmatbek Keldibekow, the party leader of Ata - Schurt, as a Parliament, President and Chairman SDPK Atambayev as prime minister. Atambayev took office for the second time after 2007, then took his time in only eight months. The government Atambayev solved the transitional government set up in April 2010 from under President Otunbayeva. Kyrgyzstan closed so as well as the change from a presidential to a parliamentary republic, which has been brought about by the constitutional referendum of June 2010.