2011 Kyrgyz presidential election

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Early presidential elections were held in Kyrgyzstan on 30 October 2011[1] to replace Interim PresidentRoza Otunbayeva. Former Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev of the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan won in the first round.[2]

2011 Kyrgyz presidential election

 2009 30 October 2011 2017 
Nominee Almazbek Atambayev Adakhan Madumarov Kamchybek Tashiev
Party SDPK Butun Kyrgyzstan Ata-Zhurt
Popular vote 1,161,929 274,639 266,189
Percentage 63.83% 15.09% 14.62%

President before election

Roza Otunbayeva


Almazbek Atambayev

CIS Member State


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The election followed the 2010 Kyrgyzstani riots, during which the incumbent PresidentKurmanbek Bakiyev was ousted by protesters and an interim government led by Roza Otunbayeva was formed.[3] An election and reform plan was unveiled on 19 April 2010.[4]

Under the new constitution, the presidential term is six years long, but re-election is barred.[5]

The election date was announced on 22 April 2010; a constitutional referendum to reduce presidential powers and strengthen democracy was held on 27 June 2010.[6]

On 19 May 2010, it was announced that the presidential elections would not be held on 10 October 2010 together with parliamentary elections, but rather in October 2011, and that Otunbayeva would remain president until 31 December 2011.[7]

The Central Election Commission announced that eighty-three candidates filed to run in the election by the deadline of 16 August. 16 candidates were nominated by parties, while the rest self-nominated. The candidates would have to collect 30,000 signatures, pay a fee of 100,000 Kyrgyzstani soms and pass a televised language test to run for the office of president.[8] Sixteen candidates then qualified to run in the election.[9]

The candidates included:

The incumbent Otunbayeva stated that she would not run in the election.[14]Omurbek Tekebayev, party leader of the opposition Ata Meken Socialist Party, declared he would not be a candidate for the presidency on 22 September.[15]

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