OSCE says Kyrgyzstan election disappointing

The election monitoring arm of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said on Friday that Kyrgyzstan's presidential vote failed to meet key international standards and described it as a "disappointment".


"Sadly, this election did not show the progress we were hoping for and it again fell short of key standards Kyrgyzstan has committed to as a participating state of the OSCE," it said in a statement. "The conduct of election day was a disappointment." (Reuters)