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Article 83
 

Nomination of Candidates for Deputies to Local Keneshes

1. Nomination of candidates for deputies shall start from the day of appointment of elections.

2. Candidates shall be nominated by a meeting of voters living on the territory of the corresponding inhabited locality. A member of the territorial election commission has the right to be present at the meeting of voters.

The voters’ meeting has the right to nominate for each multi-member constituency candidates the number of which should not exceed the number of seats established for the given constituency.

3. Candidates for deputies of local keneshes shall be nominated at a congress (conference) of a political party, a meeting (conference) of its regional branch. A member of the district election commission and a representative of the Ministry of Justice bodies shall have the right to be present at such congress (conference) of a political party, the meeting (conference) of its regional branch.

4. A political party, its regional branch, election blocs shall have the right to nominate candidates for each multi-member constituency, with the number of nominated candidates not exceeding the amount of seats established for the given constituency. The decision on nomination of candidates for deputies of local keneshes shall be taken by secret ballot.

5. Self-nomination of a candidate for deputy of a local kenesh shall be affected through filing of an application with the district election commission on the intention to stand as a candidate.

6. No one may be nominated a candidate in more than one constituency.

7. A candidate, political party, its regional branch, election bloc, voter’s meeting shall have the right to appoint up to three authorized representatives in a constituency.

8. If case if the number of nominated candidates turned out to be less than the number of mandates in an appropriate constituency, or all the nominated candidates withdrew their candidatures or retired prior to their registration, then the respective election commission shall prolong the nomination period for not more than 20 calendar days.

9. If all the candidates withdrew after the expiration of the term of registration, upon request of the respective election commission, the Central Election Commission shall extend the election period by its resolution but not more than for 40 calendar days.

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