In Kyrgyzstan, the main news today is the upcoming July 10 presidential election, because the election race will officially start on June 10. According to the official report of the country's CEC, of the 22 presidential candidates of Kyrgyzstan, only 9 people collected the required number of signatures. The greatest number of signatures above the required rate (50 thousand votes) were collected by several presidential candidates. Among them are the current head of state, Kurmanbek Bakiyev and ombudsman Tursunbai Bakir uulu. The list of outsiders is the leader of the public foundation “Elim Menin, Elim Uchun / With people, for the people” Amanbay Satybaev, who in the last parliamentary elections actively campaigned for the extension of the presidential term of ex-president Akayev until 2010. The name of the fund is taken from the slogans of ex-President Akaev himself.
In this case, the beginning of the election race was marked by the first public scandal. Former presidential candidate Dr. Zhenishbek Nazaraliev had a fight with the chairman of the CEC of the Kyrgyz Republic Tuigunaaly Abdraimov right in his office. Both filed lawsuits to the prosecutor. Commenting on this incident, the head of the CEC said that it would be "useful to conduct a psychiatric examination of presidential candidates."
In total, the government is going to spend one and a half million dollars on elections.
The head of the National Bank of Kyrgyzstan, Ulan Sarbanov, denied the information of the Acting Attorney General Azimbek Beknazarov that "two senior government officials Sadyrkulov and Sarbanov gave 480,000 US dollars to ex-President Akayev." As Sarbanov noted, “this is not mafia money, but government accounts, which it converted into US dollars.” “We have all the documents that the payment was made from the budget account,” he said. This financial scandal was a continuation of the clarification of the transparency of financial flows during the Akayev presidency. According to Sarbanov, the needs of the government were related to the emergency situation during the Batken events of 1999. At the same time, according to the Kabar state news agency, Sarbanov is being taken as a witness in three criminal cases related to the loan agreement with the EBRD, opening the depository of the Jalalabat branch of the National Bank and the failure to pay 420 thousand US dollars.
According to Deputy Prime Minister Daniyar Usenov, who oversees economic issues in the government, for the first time, three enterprises were withdrawn from the “famous” list of enterprises related to the family of ex-President Akayev: “Energobank”, “Interglass”, wholesale market “Madina”.
On issues relating to refugees from Uzbekistan in the Jalalabat region, according to Deputy Prime Minister Adakham Madumarov, they managed to reach an agreement with the government of Uzbekistan to resolve them. Dimitrij Rupel, the OSCE Chairman-in-Office says: “I believe that the treatment of asylum-seekers located in Kyrgyzstan should be carried out in accordance with international obligations, joined by Kyrgyzstan, especially the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its Protocol from 1967. " According to him, forcing them to leave Kyrgyzstan will not improve the situation. While the question of refugees postponed indefinitely.
Another key point in foreign policy was the speech of the acting. President of Kyrgyzstan Bakiyev in Vienna at a special meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council on May 30, 2005. The concrete outcome of the meetings in Vienna was the confirmation of the OSCE’s decision to allocate $ 4.5 million “to ensure progress towards democracy, the rule of law, economic growth and respect, human rights”. US Permanent Representative to the OSCE Stephen Minikez added that the US government is ready to add another half a million US dollars to this amount "in terms of bilateral funding for electoral assistance and other needs."