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Article 63

Registration of candidates for the position of President of the Kyrgyz Republic

1. In order to be registered, a candidate to the position of President or his authorized representative, not later than 45 calendar days prior to the election day, shall submit to the Central Election Commission the documents specified under Clause 1 Article 27 of this Code, as well as a document certifying the fact that the candidate has made an election deposit.

2. Within 10 calendar days from the day of receiving the documents, the Central Election Commission shall review the compliance of the procedure of the candidate’s nomination for President of the Kyrgyz Republic with the requirements of the Constitution and this Code and register the candidates for President of the Kyrgyz Republic or issue a motivated decision on the refusal to register.

3. Prior to registration and after the review of the submitted documents the presidential candidate shall make an election deposit in the special fund account of the Central Election Commission out of his/her personal funds or out of his election fund in the amount of 1000 minimum monthly salaries established by law. The election deposit shall be returned to the candidate after the elections if he receives not less than 15 percent of votes of the voters who participated in the election. The remaining amount of the election deposit shall not be subject for transfer to the state budget but be used by the Central Election Commission in targeted manner for preparation and conduct of elections, improvement of the election system.

4. Registration of presidential candidates shall end 35 calendar days prior to the election day.

5. The Central Election Commission shall inform the person whose registration as a candidate for the post of President of the Kyrgyz Republic is denied. This decision may be appealed in court within five days.

(In the edition of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic issued on January 24th 2004 year No.7)