The Proportional Electoral System of Kyrgyzstan as a way to Avoid Violating the Citizens’ Right to Proportional Party Representation
Serimzhan Dossumov1 & Aibek Adilov2
The article delves deep into Kyrgyzstan’s proportional electoral system, placing an emphasis on its imperative role in ensuring citizens’ rights to proportional party representation are not infringed upon. An authentic reflection of voters’ intents in post-election party distribution is indicative of a proportional system working efficiently. Grounded in this principle, the study asserts that every voter in Kyrgyzstan warrants proper representation, and every political faction deserves accurate representation in the elected bodies. To further comprehend the intricacies, the study employs SWOT and SLEPT analyses to pinpoint strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities, and threats intrinsic to Kyrgyzstan’s electoral system, shedding light
on the strategic outlook for the system’s enhancement. The prosperity of the Kyrgyz
Republic’s proportional system, as a mechanism for establishing elected bodies through party representation, hinges on several factors: effective party institutionalisation, equitable inter-party competition, ideologically-rooted Kyrgyz parties, amplified voter engagement, heightened political awareness, and adherence to power distribution principles.
Keywords: Proportional Representation, Citizens’ Rights, Electoral Justice, Criminology, Party Institutionalisation.