According to the law on presidential and parliamentary elections of Kyrgyzstan, the second-round presidential runoff voting takes place in case more than 2 candidates are running for president and none of them wins a simple majority (50% +1 vote). Two candidates receiving the most votes continue race in the runoff.
When the second round must take place?
The runoff voting takes place no sooner than 2 weeks from the day when election results are announced. Deadline for runoff is not written in the law. The announcement of the runoff must be made by the Central Election Commission in mass media no later than 3 days since the results are announced.
What happens if one of two candidates withdraws from race after the set second round?
Then another candidate that comes third in number of votes won in the first round joins the runoff instead of withdrawn candidate. In the even of no other candidates left, the vote for or against 1 candidate takes place.
Who wins in the runoff?
The winner of the runoff is the one who wins the most votes.
For a candidate to win election in the first round it is necessary to win 50% +1 votes. There is no presidential election threshold. Theoretically, if 3 voters show up at the election, then the candidate who wins 2 votes wins the election.
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