83 presidential candidates


The Central Election Commission has confirmed that 83 candidates have been nominated for the presidential election which will be held on 30th October.

The caretaker president, Roza Otunbayeva, is not entitled to stand and most candidates will not gain much support. The three main contenders include Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev of the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan (SDPK), Kamchibek Tashiyev, chairperson of the Ata-Zhurt party and Omurbek Tekebayev, chairman and founder of the Ata-Meken (Fatherland) Socialist Party.

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