|Posted by kazakhstan-elections on May 31, 2016 at 3:25 PM|
The 9th European Council on Tourism and Trade General Assembly will debate the candidature of Kazakhstan for FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION, as the country proud itself as the center of Silk Road heritage.
Kazakhstan tourism hade made huge strides in creating innovative marketing, training, infrastructure development and visa facilitation.
Kazakhstan said in his candidature declaration that: ‘We hope to cooperate with other countries, while bridging information dissemination, commercial and trade cooperation and cultural exchanges.
In doing so, we will contribute to the promotion of the modern Silk Road spirit – contributing to world peace and development.’
Senator Bujor Dumitru, Economic Committee representative declared that: a growing number of countries are prioritising the Silk Road in their economic development strategies.
Kazakhstan National Tourism strategy includes a Mobile Application with relevant travel information for all country tourists, including maps, images and relevant information on national heritage and the country had succeeded in radically improve and facilitate travel across borders.
|Posted by kazakhstan-elections on July 30, 2015 at 9:15 AM|
Kazakhstan is embarking on some of the most ambitious reforms in its independent history as President Nursultan Nazarbayev moves to implement his election campaign platform of five institutional reforms. titles ASTANA TIMES on his front page.
This developments in Kazakhstan and the ambitious plans of Kazakhstan President where submited to the attention of european academicians in a presentation held at Kazakhstan Embassy.
An official presentation of the 100 steps plan of Kazakhstan President has taken place for the benefit of European Academician-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in Romania, on 27 July 2015.
Kazakhstan Ambassador, Daulet Batrashev, outlined the significance and the importance of the message, in a dialogue with European Academician and President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and requested the academic analyses and an official point of view on the content of the document, that will be submitted for Kazakhstan people appreciation.
The document titled: 100 concrete steps set out by President Nursultan Nazarbayev to implement five institutional reforms is a concrete plan, proved the Kazakhstan President determination to carve out the creation of a developed state for all people of Kazakhstan.
H.E. Kazakhstan Ambassador entrust the Kazakhstan President program to President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea
This will be achieved by developing a professional civil service, ensuring rule of law, offering bases for industrialisation and economic growth and fostering national unity and identity by developing a patriotic act named Mangilik El (Eternal Nation).
After perusing the document, President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea express his complete acquiescence to the program enunciated by H.E. Kazakhstan President-Nursultan Nazarbayev and highlighted the main features of what he called „a perfect program for a modern nation, a state belonging to XXI century”.
The academic staff of under President Dr. Anton Caragea leadership , in agreement with other institutions and European academies, will start a process of complete and thoroughly examination and recommendations, so that the Five Institutional Reforms Program outlined by President Nursultan Nazarbayev to be recognized as a document of universal value and significance and to be offered as a template for development and national building across the world.
The program and documents, submitted by H.E. Kazakhstan Ambassador-Daulet Batrashev for Europe nalysis, are reflecting the peerless manner in which President Nazarbayev is conducting the construction of an enlighten and modern state in Kazakhstan of today and his proposals can be considered as a document of world significance and authoritative development plan, concluded Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
The meeting held between HE. Kazakhstan Ambassador-Daulet Batrashev and President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was the first official presentation of the Five Institutional Reforms Program of President Nursultan Nazarbayev to a world academic body.
|Posted by kazakhstan-elections on May 4, 2015 at 4:25 AM|
Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev receives letters and telegrams of congratulation on the election victory from all over the world, the press service of the Akorda informs.
Thus, President of Hungary Janos Ader noted in his letter that Kazakhstan was a strategic partner of Hungary in the Central Asian region.
"I am glad that our cooperation in the political, economic, cultural and educational spheres has become even stronger over the recent years. We will continue to work hard to ensure deepening and strengthening of our cooperation," the letter from Janos Ader reads.
Chairmen of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mladen Ivanic wrote that was a result of the trust of the people of Kazakhstan in him.
Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany H. Keller expressed his confidence that Kazakhstan led by N. Nazarbayev would continue its success in all spheres including economic and democratic reforms.
"You contributed a lot to development of the Kazakh-German relations over the last 20 years. Kazakhstan has become the most important partner for Germany in the region," Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder wrote in his telegram to the President.
Deputy of the State Duma of Russia Iosif Kobzon also sent a letter to N. Nazarbayev.
"I do not doubt for a moment the choice of the people of Kazakhstan. I have known you for several decades already and never stopped admiring your wisdom and professionalism," I. Kobzon said.
He also wished the President of Kazakhstan strong health and success in his work.
World boxing champion G. Golovkin also congratulated the President.
"Spending a lot of time in foreign countries I see people having a great respect for our country. Together with millions of fellow countrymen I voted for stability, prosperity and national ideals of our country. Being in the USA and preparing for my next fight I cast my vote for you," G. Golovkin said in his letter.
Opera singer M. Mudryak noted that she was very confident about the victory of the President at the past election.
"You helped me to become what I am now. Everything I have is thanks to you and your support," she wrote.
|Posted by kazakhstan-elections on May 4, 2015 at 4:25 AM|
Today chairman of the Central Election Commission Kuandyk Turgankulov has announced the results of voting in the early elections of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
"Out of 9 547 864 registered voters 9 090 920 or 95.21% took part in the voting. 57 718 voters or 0.64% voted for Abelgazi Kussainov, 8 million 833 thousand 250 people or 97,75% balloted for Nursultan Nazarbayev, and 145 thousand 756 selectors or 1,61% voted in favor of Turgun Syzdykov," Mr.Turgankulov informed.
|Posted by kazakhstan-elections on April 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM|
Kazakhstan has completed the accreditation of observers from foreign countries, international organizations and foreign media for the presidential election to be held in the country on April 26. Over 1000 observers have been accredited.
“The upcoming election will be observed by 1026 representatives of foreign states, international organizations and foreign media,” the message of Kazakhstan’s Central Electoral Commission (CEC) said.
In total, Kazakhstan’s CEC accredited 858 observers [excluding the media]. Some 293 of them are representatives of the OSCE/ODIHR mission, 410 - the CIS mission, 10 - the SCO mission, 15 - the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States, 11 - the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-Speaking Countries, 3 - the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and 116 observers from 37 other countries.
Aside from that, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry has accredited 168 foreign media representatives from 37 countries, Trend reports.
|Posted by kazakhstan-elections on April 21, 2015 at 1:55 PM|
Kazakhstan is preparing to hold early elections on 26 of April 2015, with three contenders competing for the country top post: incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the challenger from the Communist People’s Party- Turgun Syzdykov and self-nominee Abelgazi Kusainov.
In the preparation of the 2015 election, the country top watch dog-Central Electoral Commission announced that more than 1.000 international observers will be accredited to monitor the elections and more than 10.000 national observers will also control the polling process.
The European Council on International Relations had decided to monitor the electoral process developed in Kazakhstan, on the occasion of April 26, 2015 snap presidential election.
Kazakhstan 2011 Election where hailed as a perfect example by the international community
On 20th of April 2015, the preliminary, pre-election report on monitoring the legislative framework and the preparation for the elections, to be held in Kazakhstan, where read open by the team of experts from European Council on International Relations.
The report outlines the fact that: „The Election Monitoring Committee of European Council on International Relations considers that the period of registrations of candidature and the provisions of the law have being full respected and all the necessary procedural steps have being address insuring a perfect democratic character to the first phase of the election procedures.”
After analyzing the constitutional prescription, the laws, the Central and Local Electoral Committee management and prerogatives, the funding operating system , the publicity and equal promotion framework the report remarks: „The conclusion of the European Council on International Relations monitoring Committee is that: the necessary steps in order to insure an honest and balanced electoral consultation respecting democratic standards were fully taken by The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.”
The conclusions of the group of experts comprised of parliamentarians lead by Senators Marcel Dumitru Bujor, Ionel Agrigoroaei, Constantin Popa, academicians lead by Professor Dr. Mircea Constantinescu and electoral experts team lead by Mr. Gheorghe Cealfa where received by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President of European Council on International Relations.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea accepted the findings of the report and agreed with his recommendation: that a team of experts and parliamentarians from European Council on International Relations will follow the Election Day process countrywide, and will supervise the Election Day activities, including voting, counting, and tabulation of results in the Republic of Kazakhstan presidential elections.
Based on this report Professor Dr. Anton Caragea accepted to lead a monitoring mission for Kazakhstan Presidential Election. ″We are not accepting such a monitoring mission, if we don’t have the confidence that the organizing state is committed in respecting fundamental values and democratic process″,
Kazakhstan has fully responded by respecting his democratic commitments and the highest standard of electoral competitions and we hope hat the 26 April-Election Day will be another proof of the democratic standards upholded by Kazakhstan. We will be there to monitor on the site evolutions, stated Professor Anton Caragea, EUCIR President.
|Posted by kazakhstan-elections on April 16, 2015 at 5:05 PM|
In outlining of his presidential candidature for April 2015, 26 Kazakhstan incumbent, Nursultan Nazarbayev outlined 5 conditions for constitutional reform involving redistribution of power in Kazakhstan.
“Gradually, a constitutional reform must be carried out, providing for the redistribution of power from the President to the Parliament and the Government,” – he said at XVI Congress of the Party “Nur Otan”.
With free and open election looming, the Leader of Kazakhstan-President Nursultan Nazarbayev pledges to continue the program for country development.
“First, we need to continue liberalization.
To do that we need to expand the reporting practices of government agencies. To do this the local mayors should announce the results of their work through the Internet twice a year.
Second, to ensure the transparency of decisions for all to see, nothing to hide. Through the mechanism of an open government, the citizens must be actively involved in decision-making at all levels of government agencies, especially in the regions.
The law on access to public information which should be developed and adopted will be the ground for this”.
Fifth condition is to ensure the widespread introduction of self-regulation in society: “It is therefore necessary to reduce gradually the scope of responsibility of state agencies, delegating the powers related to provision of socially important public services to the institutions of civil society when they are ready”, – concluded the President.
On social agenda President Nursultan Nazarbayev promised that the economic social scheme that made Kazakhstan a buoyant economic country, with low unemployment and low poverty will continue.
President of Kazakhstan ask for his people trust to continue the country development. The elections of 26 April 2015 will decide where to go for Kazakhstan.
The economic results achieved since independence will be safe guarded and also the level of pensions and social benefit will continue to grow.
This despite worries arises from the international economic crisis: “Currently, the situation is complicated in the world. The collapse of prices at the world market of energy and metals sharply increased the economic risks, decreased revenues to our budget on the main indicators of sales of oil and gas, metals. All states, not only we do experience the geopolitical and economic challenges. The new economic policy “Nurly Zol” has become our response to the economic challenges. This program has already started working. We will continue to keep pensions and social benefits at the same level “, – said the Head of State at the XVI Congress of the Party Nur Otan.
President Nursultan Nazarbayev has a lot of reasons to be proud of his economic track record that transformed Kazakhstan in a major economic powerhouse.
During the years of independence, he recalled, Kazakhstan has come a long way. “If to compare with other countries, our country has entered the top 50 most competitive countries of the world. We have done it together. Gross Domestic Product grew by 20 times. Last year it amounted to 13 thousand dollars per capita. Today we are working to achieve the main goal – implementation of the “Strategy 2050″ and our desire to be among 30 most developed countries.
Over the past 4 years all the objectives have been achieved. The first five-year plan of innovation and industrial program has completed. Kazakhstan started the social modernization. Since 2010, people’s income increased by 43%,”- said Nazarbayev.
The economic plans for future development of Kazakhstan are put on the waiting list until 26 April 2015 presidential elections that incumbent Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev is poised to win.
The elections will be monitored by over 1.000 elections monitors and the pre-elections report lauded the country for an exemplary election process.
|Posted by kazakhstan-elections on April 16, 2015 at 4:55 AM|
Kazakhstan is heading to the poll in highly watched elections that is hoped to consolidate the country status as a fully flagged democracy, with a long track record of free and fair electoral caucuses.
But the main topic of the election is the continuing of development policies that made Kazakhstan a beacon of economic development in the region and a pole of stability in a turmoiled part of the world.
Three candidates will run in the upcoming early presidential elections in Kazakhstan: the incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the challenger from the Communist People’s Party Turgun Syzdykov and self-nominee Abelgazi Kusainov reports Kazakhstan Central Election Commission (CEC).
Kazakhstan Central Election Commission (CEC) is the center of all attention in the preparation of Kazkahstan Early Presidential Elections 2015, 26 April.
The time for submission of applications for participation in the presidential election in Kazakhstan ended on March 15, 2015. According to the CEC secretary Bakhyt Meldeshov, as of March 16, the CEC got 27 applications.
The CEC decided to deny final registration to Limana Koishiyeva, Kanat Turageldiyev, Zharylkap Kalybai and Khasen Kozha-Akhmet, who all successfully passed the Kazakh language exam – knowledge of the state language is one of the requirements to become a presidential candidate – and received signature lists, but failed to provide all the necessary documents.
The CEC denied registration to six candidates for the presidency of Kazakhstan for failing to appear for the Kazakh language exam: self-nominees Yakobzhan Dzhunisbekov, Kairat Maishev, Aigul Utepova, Kanat Yeszhanov, Amantai kazhy and Birzhan Dilmagambetov.
Mels Yeleusizov, Zhaksybai Bazilbayev and Mukhamedrakhim Kursabayev withdrew their candidacies on their own, a move the CEC subsequently approved.
The registration of candidates came to an end on March 25. Thus, on March 26, three candidates have the right to proceed with the election campaigning: Nursultan Nazarbayev, Turgun Syzdykov and Abelgazi Kusainov.
The CEC adopted a resolution on the campaign expenditures to be covered from the state budget. Each candidate is provided with funds for a fifteen minutes speech on TV, a ten-minute speech on the radio, as well as to publish two articles in printed newspapers.
The early presidential election in Kazakhstan will be held on 26 April 2015.
Kazakhstan intends to cooperate with international observers within the framework of the upcoming presidential elections in a constructive way and reckons upon their unbiased assessment of the outcome of the elections, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country Erlan Idrissov said to the international press.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Mr. Erlan Idrissov looks determined to up-hold the Kazakhstan reputation as a democratic country.
Kazakhstan has a long history of elections that received a clean bill of health by democratic community and considered as democratic and fully complying with a climate of openness and fairness.
The Kazakhstan Central Electoral Commission had accredited more than 1.000 international elections monitors in the country to monitor the electoral process in all his phases.
|Posted by kazakhstan-elections on April 16, 2015 at 4:45 AM|
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his candidature for the highest office in the land.
This decision come after a long process of ample consultation and citizen mobilization in the Central Asian Republic of Kazakhstan.
The large national consensus in continuing the policies destined to make Kazakhstan one of the 30 leading world economy had find the political expression in the general desire to see President Nursultan Nazarbayev as candidate to his one succession.
In the accepting speech for a new candidature the incumbent Kazakh President stated: “My decree on holding election on April 26 was a response to the initiative of the people…I want to thank those who put forward such an initiative. We are facing new and very serious issues. Based on our success, we have to move forward, that is why I came here and speak to you. I agree with you about my nomination with just one purpose, to set new aims,” Nazarbayev said, speaking at the meeting of the Nur Otan Governamental Party.
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Major political parties, including the ruling party Nur Otan, the Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol and Communist People’s Party of Kazakhstan supported the initiative for a renewed popular consultation.
The constituents of the national parliament – Senate(Upper Chamber) and Majilis(Lower Chamber) – requested President Nursultan Nazarbayev to call an early presidential election to verify the people mandate validity.
The country’s top watchdog- The Constitutional Council has not found legislative restrictions for setting the date of an early election by the president and give the green light to the start of the elections process.
President Nazarbayev after a large political consultation decided to scheduled the early presidential election for April 26.
According to the electoral law of 2011, still in force, the Kazakh president is elected by the citizens of age of the republic on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot for a term of five years, according to the Constitution of Kazakhstan.
The candidate must be a Kazakh citizen by birth not younger than 40 years old, fluent in the state language and who has lived in Kazakhstan for the recent 15 years may be elected president of Kazakhstan.
Last presidential elections were held in Kazakhstan, in 2011 and were considered by the international community as a good example of democratic process and fulfilling the internationally accepted norms for elections.
Already the Central Electoral Commission had give open door policy for the presence of over 1.000 international elections observers in the country to monitor the electoral process in all his phases.
This is making Kazakhstan 2015 presidential elections an example of openness and trust wordiness hailed by international community.
|Posted by kazakhstan-elections on January 12, 2015 at 7:50 AM|
In a crisis, as we’re seeing the world over, economic policies must be re-evaluated. The sectors that need support are those which create the highest multiplier effect on economic growth and employment. We have already had such an experience. Suffice it to recall our successful anti-crisis measures in 2007-2009. As you see, life makes adjustments to the best laid plans. And we should add new content to the platform of our party based on today’s reality.
On my orders, the Government has completed the development of a new large-scale development programme. Today, as we respond to the challenges we face, I proclaim Kazakhstan’s New Economic Policy “Nyrly Zhol” (The Bright Road).
H.E. President of Kazakhstan-Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev
In the world of today, gripped by economic crisis, unemployment, financial woes and deep recession, we are seldom confronted by successful stories of countries weathering the storm and creating a better life for their citizens.
In this bleak picture of world economic crisis, we can observe one positive example of a nation in continuous development, an example that must be transformed in a source of inspiration to us all: Kazakhstan.
Just a few days ago, President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan announced to his country and world an ambitious program called: New Economic Policy, that must provide the nation of Kazakhstan with continuous development, economic opportunities and a better future, despite the world economic crisis that is engulfing almost the entire world.
The program in his amplitude and powerful vision can only be ascribed to the US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt plan called New Deal, that offered United States the opportunity to develop and emerge victorious from the world economic crisis of 1929-1933 and allowed US to win the second world war and to impose herself as the leading nation after the world conflagration.
This is the only similar, lofty and all encompassing plan that is rising up to the level of the vision of President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan.
The New Economic Policy (Bright Path- or “Nyrly Zhol” in Kazakh language) is carved on the proven lesson of the economic giant John Maynard Keynes, but is taken in consideration also other factors such as: the economic situation of Kazakhstan, the important geostrategic position of the country and the specificity of Kazakh economy.
The first positive fact that we have to highlighted is the historic proven reality that President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan had already confronted and succeed in elevating his country from the devastating effects of economic crisis of 2007-2009, making Kazakhstan the only Central Asian country and amongst a very select few nations that avoided the devastating crisis of the period in question.
Today with the same acumen and statesmanship, President Nursultan Nazarbayev is creating the bases of a sound economic development policy, carved out of investing in economy, supporting the reconstruction or building of a new infrastructure comprising of: roads, railroads and air connections to unite Western China and Eastern Europe, conserving the banking system and investing in new technologies, education and social projects.
Off course, we have to confess that Kazakhstan is in a perfect shape to confront this new wave of world crisis: is having a perfect economic management, incredible resources and energetic potential and a perfect strategic position and a huge National Fund that can be used for investment and growth.
This platform for future development is not in place by chance.
No, it is the result of the seasoned and sophisticated policies of Kazakhstan leader, that in the time of buoyant economic activity and of oil prices topping the 120 dollars per barrel, did not spend out the money, but collected all in a National Fund, well administrated, wisely constructed, that today is giving to the nation of Kazakhstan the opportunity to develop at a rapid pace, not waiting for foreign loans or investments (difficult to acquire in this time of depression) but by national means and internal investments.
If Kazakhstan of today is a symbol of resilience in time of global economic meltdown, this can be traced back to the time of booming, when Kazakhstan did not wasted money and resources, but wisely collected and treasured them for time of need and now this hour is at hand.
Today Kazakhstan is creating a huge investment fund for development of infrastructure, infrastructure that will allow the country to be better connected, to make financial economies and to offer a better standard of living to all citizens.
If this plan is anything to go by, unemployment will be a difficult word to find in any Kazakh dictionary.
The New Economic Policy is also concentrated in building up an economic giant to be inscribed amongst the most 30 developed nations of the world.
When, five years ago this was looking like a far reaching goal, set up by Kazakhstan leadership, today this can be at the country grasp, as the rest of the world is confronted by a quagmire economic slowdown.
This ambitious program of investing in railroads, roads, and maritime infrastructure and land and air facilities, will make Astana and Kazakhstan the future hub for economic investors and for development in Asia and Europe.
Already the benefits can be seen: as Astana airport has received more than 3, 5 million air travelers per year and the figures are expected to double to over 7 million travelers by 2017.
The continuous investment in Expo 2017 is another proof of the vitality and resilience of Kazakhstan economy in this troubled economic climate and together with the country research, created in high level technological parks in Atyrau and Taraz and university research development is creating the broad vista of an technological giant in the rise.
Tourism will be another launch pad for a country that is enjoying a rich natural diversity, a huge territory, a wonderful landscape and incredible touristic opportunities.
This sector will become, in the future, not only a national prestige and recognition source, but also a major income and job creator in the economy and in this regard the potential of Kazakhstan is as great as the territory of the country itself: enormous.
One cannot stop in observing that: while other countries are putting the social services as risk, in the vain hope that they can make some economy in this field, sacrificing the living standard of their people, Kazakhstan is tacking exactly the opposite road.
The social expenditure will rise offering better education, better housing, better living condition and increasing the standard of living of Kazakhstani people propelling in the mean time the economic growth.
This is not just a wonderful example of social oriented and wise leadership, but also a sound economic policy; wealthier people will work harder, will produce better, will encourage and foster the national economy.
A wonderful lesson of social development and economic benefits is inscribed in Kazakhstan President message.
This ample and visionary policy will without a doubt inscribe the country on the list of the most sought after investor destination.
Already support for the economic development plan and interest in participating in this wonderful economic bustling program was rife amongst foreign investor, with over 100 international companies queuing for participation in the development of Kazakhstan.
We can add to this list the pledges of support from European Bank for Reconstruction, Islamic Development Bank, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank who are lined up, offering to the country the financial support and most of all the confidence vote of the world economic power house enterprises.
Drawing the line, the message of the Kazakhstan leader for his people is a full of confidence one: confidence in the chances to weather out the crisis, confidences in the country future and ability to develop further, optimist in chances of Kazakhstan to continue to be a world beckon of economic wisdom, internal unity and developed and full integrated society.
The readers might ask what is the significance for a wider, world audience of these flourishing perspectives of the nation of Kazakhstan?
Well the answer is clear: if Chinese model of avoiding the economic crisis is based on the huge internal market and the potential of 1, 4 billion people to confront the economic crisis, than what other model can the world adopt to avoid the present-day economic quagmire?
The answer is simple; Kazakhstan model of sound growth, development policies, social expenditure, and internal investment on a market of 18 million consumers is a model that can be applied by the majority of world countries.
When President Nazarbayev outlined his generous vision for the people of Kazakhstan, he outlined what can be a template for world leaders and nations in extracting their nations from the suffering of economic hardship and direct them towards sustainable growth.
In 1933 the world listen, glue to their radio sets, to the message of hope of US president F.D. Roosevelt offering to his people the way out of world economic turmoil encapsulate in a New Deal program, today we can watch on our television sets the message of the New Economic Policy of Kazakhstan and entertain a glimmer of hope: if Kazakhstan can do it, then so we can.
Yes. We can!
Professor Academician Anton Caragea PhD, MA, FINS