Acting Kyrgyz President and Prime Minister Sader Zaparov proposed a blockchain-based system to ensure fair elections in the near future and restore public confidence in the democratic process. Gabrov reportedly told Al Jazeera reporters on October 20:
“We have seen three revolutions due to unfair elections. If this continues, shocks and revolutions will continue. From now on everything will be fair. I consulted with the Central Election Commission and proposed to introduce blockchain technology. This system can be implemented in 3-6 months. ”
Zabarov seized power as Kyrgyzstan’s acting president on October 14 amid the political crisis and bloody unrest that followed the controversial parliamentary elections 10 days ago.
Jabarov (even this month’s post-election riots), a powerful leader of the nationalist opposition and a former member of parliament, served 11.5 years in prison for kidnapping the provincial governor in 2013. He was released from custody at the headquarters’ National Security Committee amid riots and clashes Violent police that monitored distorted elections
Dzhabarov was elected prime minister by parliament, which met on October 7 and was then confirmed to take office on October 14. The appointment has come under fire amid allegations that organized crime groups linked to Dzhabarov used intimidation and “noisy rallies” to hold them. Their influence and their direct transfer of power. On October 15, the corrupt and incumbent president, Soronbai Genbekov, resigned and was replaced by Dzhabarov as head of the guard.
Since then, Dzhabarov has made clear his intention to run for president, although Kyrgyzstan’s current constitution prohibits interim presidents from running for office. This requires a constitutional referendum before the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.
Notably, while blockchain technology may be proposed to increase confidence in the integrity of the upcoming elections, Kyrgyzstan has already applied advanced technologies to support fair elections and prevent voting efforts through voting practices. Voters in the October elections were asked to check their fingerprints before receiving the ballot. Voting ballots were processed using a scanner and an electronic server.
The illegal actions that allegedly disrupted this month’s elections are not easily remedied with technical solutions. These include allegations that the country’s former political founders pressured government officials to vote in certain ways, require residents to vote in certain areas, impose high thresholds for party representation, and use intimidation or bribery to bribe their votes. …