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KAZAKHSTAN HOPES TO PROMOTE SILK ROAD AS A WORLD CULTURAL DESTINATION

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.

 



EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE DELEGATION TOURING KAZAKHSTAN-SILK ROAD


 

Kazakhstan tourism hade made huge strides in creating innovative marketing, training, infrastructure development and visa facilitation.

 



SENATOR DUMITRU BUJOR VISITING SILK ROAD CITY OF SHYMKENT-KAZAKHSTAN


 

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.

EUROPEAN ACADEMICIAN-ANTON CARAGEA AND KAZAKHSTAN AMBASSADOR-DAULET BATRASHEV DISCUSS THE KAZAKHSTAN PRESIDENT REFORMS

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.

INTERNATIONAL MONITORS ARE CONGRATULATING KAZAKHSTAN FOR HOLDING DEMOCRATIC ELECTION ON 26 APRIL 2015

Posted by kazakhstan-elections on May 5, 2015 at 4:00 AM

INTERNATIONAL MONITORING GROUP

 

 

ELECTORAL ASSESSMENT ON

26 APRIL 2015

EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

 

 

 

4 May 2015

Report issued on 4 MAY 2015

 

 

REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

 

ELECTORAL ASSESSMENT ON

26 APRIL 2015

EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN


 

 

 

I. INTRODUCTION


According to an official invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kazakhstan to observe the 26 April 2015 snap presidential election, the INTERNATIONAL MONITORING GROUP (comprising the teams of European Council on International Relations and Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation and independent electoral experts)  decided to evaluate the political, judicial, legislative and general framework of the early presidential election from 26 April 2015.


The aim of the evaluation process was to assess the pre-election environment and the preparations for the presidential election.


The evaluation process comprised in legislative text analyses, assessment of general political situation in the country and the conformity with general accepted democratic practices and regulation and with bona fide principles.


Taken into account were also: public opinions, statements and discussions expressed by officials from different Kazakhstan institutions and the election and civil administration, as well as official spokespersons from political parties, media outlets, civil society personalities, and the international community.

 

 

 

II. GENERAL ASSESSMENT OF LAW PROVISIONS

 


According with the law prescriptions the presidential vote will start on 26 April 2015, giving the voters the chance to elect the president for a five-year term.


The law encapsulates also the necessary democratic prescriptions for an open and fair electoral process.


The April 26, 2015 election will be the fourth consecutive national election called on early bases, a supplementary proof of a democratic and viable electoral system.


The laws that are governing the presidential elections are governed by the Constitution, the Constitutional Law on Elections (Election Law), and regulations of the Central Election Commission (CEC).


The assessment process considered that Kazakhstan is a viable and fully committed party to all major international and regional instruments related to the holding of democratic elections and had continuously and full abiding by his international democratic regulations.


There have been no changes to the Election Law since the last elections held in 2011, and we have to mention that in 2011 the Election Monitoring Committee of INTERNATIONAL MONITORING GROUP had find that the law and regulation governing the electoral process in Kazakhstan are completely corresponding to international laws and regulation insuring a perfect electoral process.


The authorities Kazakhstan authorities underlined in all public statements their nation commitment to conduct elections in compliance with the principles of openness, transparency and fairness.


The election will be administered by a complex and modern system of commissions, composed of Central Electoral Commission and including number of 14 Territorial Election Commissions and the City Election Commissions for Astana`s and Almaty`s regions, 207 District Election Commissions, and more than 9,000 Local Election Commissions (LECs).


The Central Electoral Commission composition and activity is fully independent and in perfect correspondence with international laws and regulations insuring the independence of electoral and monitoring process.


In the list of democratic provisions the Election Monitoring Committee of INTERNATIONAL MONITORING GROUP noted:

The fact that all citizens over 18 years of age have the right to vote, there is a nationwide electronic voter list to identify duplicate entries.

Presidential candidates are required to be citizens by birth, at least 40 years old, fluent in the state language, and officially resident in Kazakhstan for at least 15 years.


The same recommendation is made on this element as in 2011: The Election Monitoring Committee of INTERNATIONAL MONITORING GROUP considers necessary a general recommendation for all states to include such provisions in their electoral laws insuring a perfect national representations to the highest office of the land.


The Election Law guarantees the right to conduct an unimpeded campaign for or against any candidate.

In the democratic landscape of Kazakhstan, the Election Monitoring Committee of INTERNATIONAL MONITORING GROUP noted the existence of a powerful independent media, with an impressive number of mass media entities operating in the country.


Also a full independent television network is offering a perfect dialogue and information source.


The Kazakhstan Constitution guarantees freedom of speech and prohibits censorship.


Keeping in mind that no elections can be considered as free and democratic without the presence of international observers the Election Monitoring Committee of INTERNATIONAL MONITORING GROUP decided to support Kazakhstan electoral process and democratic credential by monitoring and observing all stages of the 2015, 26 April Early Presidential Election in Kazakhstan.

 


The Election Monitoring Committee of INTERNATIONAL MONITORING GROUP has monitored the full electoral process, candidate registration, and the campaign, media, and Election Day procedures with an on-site mission between 22-29 April 2015.

 




Turkestan Election Committee 

 


III. ELECTION CLIMATE ANALYSES

 

A. FACT FINDING


Kazakhstan is a fully flagged democratic republic, respecting the equilibrium of powers and balanced distribution of constitutional powers. 


The president is acting in full respect of the democratic system and the country has a long tradition of political process in a democratic manner and with all the guarantees for an inclusive and democratic process.

 


The institutional system is offering a perfect balanced voice to parliamentary and representations system. 


The 26 April 2015 Early Presidential Election where convened in a perfect transparent and inclusive manner at the request of the highest representative and democratic institution in the country: Assembly of People of Kazakhstan. 


The decision was upheld fully constitutional and legal based by the Constitutional Council. 


The democratic initiative for an early presidential election was supported by the Kazakhstan Parliament and, on 25 February, the Kazakhstan President announced the election would be held on 26 April.


As we have mentioned previously the next election will be the fourth consecutive national election to be called early.


On 27 February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan stressed the nation’s commitment to conduct a free and fair election in line with the principles of openness, transparency and fairness.

 


The Election Monitoring Committee of INTERNATIONAL MONITORING GROUP considers that the electoral process is fundamental, in law provisions and spirit and in technical consideration perfectly administered, offering a perfect climate and an open and inclusive and in full fairness political discourse resulted in a perfect competitive electoral environment.

  


B. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

 


Regarding the previous respect to democratic commitments, the Republic of Kazakhstan has fully respected his international obligations regarding construction of a free electoral consultation.


We must note that: INTERNATIONAL MONITORING GROUP has made an in-depth analysis of the electoral law and constitutional framework of the Republic of Kazakhstan during 2011 Kazakhstan Presidential elections.

 


The focus of this analysis where: the mass media law, the election law, the political laws and the Constitutional Law of Kazakhstan and had operated a surveillance of the measure taken by the Central Electoral Commission in order to insure a free and open election atmosphere.


The conclusion of the INTERNATIONAL MONITORING GROUP monitoring commission was that: the necessary steps in order to insure an honest and balanced electoral consultation respecting democratic standards were taken by Government of Kazakhstan.

 


The European Union monitoring mission insured also the Election Day supervision, the supervision of counting and tabulation of elections results in a significant and representative number of sections and commissions.


The conclusions of the committee findings can be summon up as an endorsement of the law and constitutional provisions of Kazakhstan electoral system.

 

In the 26 April 2015 the same principles and laws are applying as in 2011 elections case.

 


The primary legal framework for presidential elections includes the Constitution, the Constitutional Law on Elections (Election Law), and regulations of the Central Election Commission (CEC). Other relevant laws include the Law on the President, the Law on Political Parties, the Civil Procedures Code, the Criminal Code, the Administrative Offences Code, the Law on Peaceful Assemblies, and various local regulations related to public assemblies. Kazakhstan is a party to major international and regional instruments related to the holding of democratic elections

 


The president is directly elected by popular vote in a two-round system.


To be elected in the first round of voting, a candidate must receive more than half of all votes cast.

 


If no candidate reaches the required majority, the two candidates receiving the most votes contest a second round within two months of the first round, in which the candidate who receives the higher number of votes is considered elected.

 


A 2007 constitutional amendment reduced the presidential term from seven to five years and exempted the first president – the incumbent President Nazarbayev – from the established limit of two consecutive terms.


In 2010, the first president was given the privileged legal status of Kazakhstan’s „Leader of the Nation” according to a parliamentary vote and respecting the constitutional framework, in a fully law abiding manner.

 

The incumbent president has been in office since 1991 and had a proven history of respecting the democratic rule of political process and respecting constitutional and legal boundaries.

 


C. ELECTION SUPERVISIONS AND ADMINISTRATION

 


The election will be administered by a four-layer system of election commissions.

The election administration comprises the CEC, 14 Territorial Election Commissions and the City Election Commissions of Astana and Almaty (collectively referred to as TECs), 207 District Election Commissions (DECs), and more than 9,000 Local Election Commissions (LECs) including some 65 polling stations abroad.


The Republic of Kazakhstan had acquiesce to the fallowing instrumental accords for up-holding democratic values: the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1979 Convention for Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 2003 Convention against Corruption, 2006 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,, and the 2002 Convention on the Standards of Democratic Elections, Electoral Rights and Freedoms in the Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

 


Kazakhstan is also a fully flagged member of the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission, a supplementary proof of the country definitive election of the democratic ways.


Membership and submission to all the previously noted agreements and treaty are creating a perfect election environment in accordance with international laws.

 


D. PROCEDURES FOR CANDIDATE NOMINATION AND REGISTRY

 


The Constitution and electoral law are offering the climate for an inclusive and representative participation in the electoral race: the presidential candidate may be nominated through self-nomination or by a public association, including a political party.


All equally candidates are required to be citizens by birth, to have at least 40 years old, to be fluent in the Kazakh language (a condition to be observed by the Linguistic Commission, an independent body that should provide its conclusions to the Central Electoral Commission who will make the final decision on candidatures), and to be an officially resident of Kazakhstan for at least 15 years.


The nomination period that had ended on 15 March 2015 had permitted for three candidates to outline their candidature and obtain at least 93,000 valid signatures equally representing at least two-thirds of the regions as well as the cities of Astana and Almaty.


In addition they need to pay an election deposit of 1,060,000 Kazakhstan Tenge (KZT) and present tax declarations for themselves and their spouse.


The necessary prescriptions for barring from standing for office for persons related to crimes of found guilty of corruption-related crimes or administrative offences have being taken.

 


The language test consists of an examination of prospective candidates‟ reading, writing and speaking abilities.

 


Three candidates will run in the upcoming early presidential elections in Kazakhstan after law provisions: the incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the challenger from the Communist People’s Party Turgun Syzdykov and self-nominee Abelgazi Kusainov, according to a report from the Central Election Commission.


The time for submission of applications for participation in the presidential election in Kazakhstan ended on March 15.


According to the CEC secretary Bakhyt Meldeshov, as of 2015, March 16, the CEC got 27 applications.


The CEC decided to refuse registration to Limana Koishiyeva, Kanat Turageldiyev, Zharylkap Kalybai and Khasen Kozha-Akhmet, who all successfully passed the Kazakh language but failed to provide all the law required documents.


The CEC also denied registration to six candidates for the presidency of Kazakhstan for failing to appear for the Kazakh language exam which is mandatory under the law): 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 approved.

 


The registration of candidates came to an end on March 25.

 


As of 2015 March 26, three candidates have the right to proceed with the election campaigning: Nursultan Nazarbayev, Turgun Syzdykov and Abelgazi Kusainov.


Conclusion: Under the full scrutiny of the democratic process in Kazakhstan, The Election Monitoring Committee of INTERNATIONAL MONITORING GROUP 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.

 


Recommendation: The Election Monitoring Committee of INTERNATIONAL MONITORING GROUP considers that a higher number of signatures on the candidate’s signature list will be a beneficial addition offering a better selection of serious candidates.

 

 


E. CAMPAIGN AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

ANTI MONEY LAUNDRY PROVISIONS

 


The election campaign starts on 26 March, the day after the end of candidate registration, and lasts until 24 April, when the silence period starts.


The Election Law guarantees citizens and public associations the right to conduct an unimpeded campaign for or against any candidate. Local authorities are mandated to provide space for the placement of campaign posters on an equal basis and candidates may also post materials on


To finance their campaign, the CEC informed that each candidate is entitled to receive a minimum of KZT seven million (some EUR35, 000) from the state budget. In addition, candidates are allowed to use their own funds and accept donations from citizens and organizations, as well as funds from the nominating body, up to a combined total of KZT 577 million.


Foreign and anonymous donations are prohibited.

 


Candidates are obliged to open dedicated bank accounts for these funds. The banks should notify the CEC if the spending limits are exceeded. Five days after the announcement of the election results, candidates are obliged to submit a report on their campaign finance to the election administration.


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.

 


According to the CEC the amount of funding provided to candidates for their election campaigning in the media was calculated based on the existing rates provided by the Committee for Communications, Computerization and Information of the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan.


“Funds in the amount of 5,250,000 tenge ($28,237) are allocated to the candidates for a 15-minute speech.

For the 10-minute presentation of the program on the radio each candidate receives 200,000 tenge ($1,075). To publish two printed articles each candidate receives 810,000 tenge ($4,356). Candidates will also receive funds to rent premises for meetings with voters in the amount of 200,000 tenge and another 250,000 tenge ($1,345) to print out campaign materials. Each of the registered candidates will receive 300,000 tenge ($1,613) for travel expenses,” the CEC said.

 


Conclusions: The Election Monitoring Committee of INTERNATIONAL MONITORING GROUP stated that offering a full financial support and insuring transparency and strict supervision policies are all decisions destined to discouraging money laundry, political corruption and in offering a fare and equal based financial support for all candidates, a fundamental base of democratic elections.


The Election Law is the main legal source addressing candidate rights to campaign in the media, providing equal access to state-funded airtime and print space, as well as the right to purchase additional airtime and space. Each candidate is entitled to 15 minutes of free airtime on television, 10 minutes of free airtime on radio, and 2 free articles in newspapers. For paid advertisement, all media are obliged to provide the price list of paid advertisements to the CEC, no later than 10 days after the election is announced.

 

 


IV. FINAL CONCLUSIONS ON ELECTION OBSERVATION


One of the most important aspects in organizing internationally recognized and valid electoral process is the presence of international and internally accepted monitors.

 


According to Central Electoral Commission a number of 10.000 internal registered observers will by surveying the poll and number of 1.000 international monitors will also insure a country wide supervision of the electoral process.


The Kazakhstan Election Law provides for international and citizen observers, as well as authorized representatives of registered candidates. There is an accreditation procedure and observers are required to present a letter from their nominating organization and their identification documents to the election commission where they will observe the process.


We consider that the electoral system is offering the checks and balances necessary to insure a perfect democratic consultation.

 



Voting in Shymkent-26 April 2015

 

a. PRE-ELECTION PERIOD

 

The Election Monitoring Committee of INTERNATIONAL MONITORING GROUP consider that the pre-election period was marked by full transparency, honesty and a calm electoral climate conducive to an all inclusive electoral climate.


 

We consider that in the early presidential election (26 April 2015) pre-election campaign Kazakhstan has fulfilled all his legal obligation on holding open, free, and fair and equal opportunity driven elections.

 


The conclusion of the INTERNATIONAL MONITORING GROUP 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.

 


As a result on 20th April 2015 the Election Monitoring Committee of INTERNATIONAL MONITORING GROUP decided to deploy an election mission to follow the Election Day process countrywide, and to supervise the Election Day activities, including voting, counting, and tabulation of results.


We must also underline that: election commissions at all levels handled technical aspects of the election in a professional manner in the pre-election and election period.


Their sessions were openly and transparently monitored by observers and the media.




Controlling the election list

 

b. CONCLUSIONS ON ELECTION DAY AND ELECTIONS RESULTS

POLITICAL CONTEXT:

 

The political environment in Kazakhstan is characterized by the presence of strong political parties with national scale activities, with genuine pluralism and a vibrant political discourse.


NGOs operate in a permissive environment, and after 2015 reform bill that is providing supplementary funding for NGO`S, offering opportunities for personal and institutional development and improving the sphere of activity for all NGO`s bodies, in such a manner that they can fulfil their role in providing quality services for Kazakhstani citizens.


Kazakhstan is enjoying a system that is open and full of liberty and the reform on NGO`s field has allowed Kazakhstan to obtain high quality services from the area of civil society.



c. ELECTION DAY

Election Day was calm, with no obstacle in the voting process and open to all electors in a transparent manner and a turnout of almost 95 per cent was reported.


d. OPENING OF POLLING STATION AND VOTING

 

Opening procedures were assessed positively in most polling stations visited.

The voting was done in a normal manner, no signs of forced presence, mass presence or suspicious persons or any control of voters where not observed.


The lack of any coercion in electoral activities was clearly marked.


No electoral tourism or mass migration of electors from one electoral station to another was registered.


There where also some shortcomings as: voters who did not know how to act on electoral sections, the lack of proper instructions in the management of the electoral process were also registered in some cases.



Voting in Uzbek Minority zone-Sauran (Shymkent-South Kazakhstan region)

 

 

e. COUNTING


The international observers appreciated that the counting was done in an orderly, open and transparent manner, allowing for the viewing and registration of each vote; no staffing of urns was reported.

 

Some minor glitches where reported as: lack of information regarding the opening and manipulation of mobile urns, lack of clear procedures regarding annulled votes.

The overall climate of the counting process was an open and transparent one.



Opening the urns and counting the votes


  

f. TABULATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS OF RESULTS

 

The tabulation process throughout the whole country was transparent in compliance with the Kazakhstan international assumed obligations of Copenhagen Document prescribing that the results will be: “counted and reported honestly” 

 


V. FINAL CONCLUSIONS ON ELECTORAL RESULTS OF KAZAKHSTAN EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS ON 26 APRIL 2015


 

In the final conclusions of the observation and monitoring activities opened on the territory of Republic of Kazakhstan between 22-29 April 2015 the Election Monitoring Committee of INTERNATIONAL MONITORING GROUP decided:


 

The pre-election period and campaign was characterized by a free and open legislation, encompassing all the necessary legal and constitutional procedures granting any Kazakhstan society member the right to partake on the election, to present and promote his candidature and to have the opportunity to express his views and vote.


The campaign climate was peaceful, open with no pressures upon the voters, with anti-money laundry provision insuring an equal opportunity climate for all the candidates.

 


The Election Day activities where conducted in a transparent manner, without pressure or state authorities’ intervention in a manner conducive to allowing the free expression of the Kazakh people.

 


The Early Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan held on 26 April 2015 where assessed by “1026 representatives of foreign states, international organizations and foreign media,” according to Kazakhstan’s Central Electoral Commission (CEC) .


Additionally a number of 10.000 internal observers where deployed at all polling stations in the country offering the necessary checks and balances for an democratic electoral process.


In conclusion we appreciate that the vote of 26 April 2015 has expressed in a democratic manner the views and the decision of Kazakhstan people and the electoral process was clearly transparent, open, all inclusive and genuine democratic in nature and organization.

 

 

  


ANNEXED DOCUMENTS

 

A. FINAL ELECTION RESULT ON PROVINCES OF KAZAKHSTAN

 

REPORT


On the results of early elections of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, on April 26, 2015

 

April 26, 2015 held a special election of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The voter turnout was 95.22%.

On the basis of the protocols of oblast, Astana and Almaty election commissions on the results of the counting of votes at the extraordinary elections of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, on April 26, 2015, the Central Election Commission It reports that voter lists for a single national constituency included 9,547,864 people, of whom took part in the vote 9,090,920 people, or 95.21 percent. Outside the polling voted 152,016 voters.

Candidates for the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan ran for 3 people.

In voting the candidates for President of the Republic of Kazakhstan gained the following number of votes: Akmola oblast:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich - 449 votes or 0.10 percent of voters who took part in voting;

Nursultan Nazarbayev - 438,917 votes, or 98.42 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich - 6,600 votes or 1.48 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

In the Aktobe region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich - 1906 votes or 0.44 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev - 420,824 votes, or 97.60 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich - 8,450 votes or 1.96 percent of voters who participated in voting;

Almaty region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich - 1951 votes or 0.21 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev - 919,096 votes, or 98.94 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich - 7896 votes, or 0.85 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

The Atyrau region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich - 1,736 votes or 0.60 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev - 284,215 votes, or 98.22 per cent of voters who took voting;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich - 3406 votes or 1.18 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

On the East Kazakhstan region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich - 4,559 votes or 0.55 percent of voters, who participated in voting,

Nursultan Nazarbayev - 810,754 votes, or 98.37 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich - 8,875 votes or 1.08 percent of voters, who took part in the vote,

In Zhambyl region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich - 3,167 votes or 0.63 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev - 492,148 votes, or 97.90 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich - 7390 votes or 1.47 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

On the West Kazakhstan:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich - 2,741 votes or 0.71 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev - 378,819 votes, or 98.13 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich - 4,478 votes or 1, 16 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

In Karaganda region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich - 8,480 votes or 1.07 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev - 779 191 votes or 98, 30 per cent of voters who took part in voting;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich - 4,995 votes or 0.63 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

In Kostanai region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich - 5,050 votes or 0.97 percent of voters, who participated in voting,

Nursultan Nazarbayev - 507,806 votes or 97.55 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich - 7,704 votes or 1.48 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Kyzylorda oblast:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich - 3,465 votes or 0.90 percent of the vote, who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev - 378,443 votes or 98.10 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich - 3864 votes, or 1.0 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Mangistau region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich - 707 votes or 0.24 percent of voters, who took part in the voting,

Nursultan Nazarbayev - 287,279 votes, or 97.54 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich - 6538 votes or 2.22 percent of voters who took participate in the vote;

In Pavlodar region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich - 3,060 votes or 0.70 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev - 429,994 votes, or 98.35 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich - 4153 votes or 0.95 percent of voters, who took part in the vote,

In the North-Kazakhstan region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich - 1878 votes or 0.51 percent of voters, who participated in voting,

Nursultan Nazarbayev - 362,068 votes or 98.33 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich - 4271 votes or 1.16 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

The South-Kazakhstan region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich - 5242 votes or 0.43 percent of voters who participated voting;

Nursultan Nazarbayev - 1207826 votes, or 98.40 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich - 14,361 votes or 1.17 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

In the city of Astana:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich - 1331 votes or 0.34 percent of voters, who took part in the voting,

Nursultan Nazarbayev - 385,715 votes, or 98.54 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich - 4384 votes or 1.12 percent of voters who took part in voting;

In Almaty:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich - 11,996 votes or 1.48 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev - 750,155 votes, or 92.55 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich - 48391 votes or 5.97 percent of voters, who took part in the vote,

In the Republic of Kazakhstan:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich - 57,718 votes or 0.64 percent of voters, who participated in voting,

Nursultan Nazarbayev - 8,833,250 votes, or 97.75 percent of the vote who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich - 145,756 votes or 1.61 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

In accordance with Article 65 of the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 28 September 1995 "On elections in the Republic of Kazakhstan" is considered to be elected President of the Republic Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, born 1940, Kazakh, and member of the party "Nur Otan", the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, lives in Astana.

 

 

 

Source: Central Election Commission

of the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

 


B. FINAL ELECTION RESULTS ON THE COUNTRY LEVEL

 


Candidate Party Votes %

Nursultan Nazarbayev Nur Otan 8,833,250 97.75

Turgun Syzdykov Communist People's Party 145,756 1.61

Abelgazi Kusainov Independent 57,718 0.64

Invalid/blank votes 54,196 –

Total 9,090,920 100

Registered voters/turnout 9,547,864 95.21

Source: CEC



 

The headquarter of International Election Press Centre-Almaty

 

EUROPEAN ACADEMICIAN EXPRESS VIEWS ON KAZAKHSTAN EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION-2015

Posted by kazakhstan-elections on May 4, 2015 at 4:25 AM

 I have the pleasure of seeing the people of Kazakhstan taken their future in their hands and voting for their future development, for practical solutions, for experience to weather out the economic storm that is rummaging the world declares Professor Dr. Anton Caragea PhD, EDA. 



Supervising the elections in any country in the world is a momentous and difficult task and not to be taken lightly.


You have to observe the present, but with responsibility for the future and impartiality in your heart.




Professor Dr. Anton Caragea supervising election in Kazakhstan-26 April 2015


If you are supervising elections in Kazakhstan, the heart of Central Asia, the task is doubled in significance, as Kazakhstan has become an example in the world.


 

Kazakhstan has carved himself in the centre of international politics, the host of international meetings destined to bring peace and dialogue in the world, the place where technology and tradition meets and the mediator between developed and developing countries, a place where East and West can build a bridge for dialogue.


Observing elections in such a key country it is an honourable and full of seriousness assignment.


For all this reasons, the invitation offered to me, on behalf of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, to observe the elections in the country, as an international observer, was a very challenging one, but nothing has prepared me for the phenomenon I was about to witness.


In Kazakhstan, on 26 of April 2015 I was witnessing the maturity exam of a people.


Born only in 1991, on the ruins of former Soviet Union, Kazakhstan was a young nation, a country only developing his democratic institutions and credentials.


After the early presidential elections held on 26 April 2015, we can safely conclude that this stage was phased out.


With a record presence at poll, of over 95%, people of Kazakhstan proved, without a shadow of a doubt, their commitment to free and fair elections, to build and uphold a democratic society.


While other nations are struggling to bring their electors to the urns and millions of voters disappointed by corruption and state inefficiency are feeling disenfranchised, in developing Kazakhstan millions of electors proved that democracy is not just an empty word to find in the political text books, but a living reality.


I have the pleasure of seeing the people of Kazakhstan taken their future in their hands and voting for their future development, for practical solutions, for experience to weather out the economic storm that is rummaging the world.


The elections in Kazakhstan where not just a democratic exercise, but they where the proof that the peoples power really exist and if the citizens are feeling involved in the economic, social and cultural life of their country, if the state is not failing them and provides the social benefits expected the people will respond partaking in the electoral process.


In the economic and political failed states of the world we can see the reduction of election attendance, the disinterest of the citizens and the broken down of the social contract that Rousseau and French revolutionaries had considered as the fundamentals of the state.



Professor Dr. Anton Caragea meets the international press in Almaty, unveiling the election monitoring mission results


 

Kazakhstan state is honouring his social contract with his citizens and the response is this huge electoral participation.

95% electoral attendance can be a mystery in states where citizens are isolated and oppressed, but this is a reality in a functional nation.

In Kazakhstan, the 2015 elections where a national plebiscite in which the people decided above anything else their future.

I have observed this reality as hundreds of thousand of peoples turn out to vote accompanied by children’s and small infants, as they realized that it is not so much a vote for next few years, but a vote for future, for peace, for continuous democratic development and economic achievements.

Kazakhstan’s 2015 elections where undoubtedly democratic in nature, where fair and crystal clear transparent and where offering a few refreshing news for everybody.

On the fore is the news that democracy can be a real practice, can involve a nation that is educated and convinced of his role in history.

At the same time it was proven the fact that: governments and peoples are not confrontational actors on political arena, but they can cooperate to build a powerful country.

26 of April 2015 early presidential elections of Kazakhstan where the irrefutable proof of this self evident truth: that democracy can only work when all the people are involved.

37 COUNTRIES WILL MONITOR KAZAKHSTAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS ON 26 APRIL 2015

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.

KAZAKHSTAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS GETS A SPECIAL INFORMATION WEBSITE

Posted by kazakhstan-elections on April 19, 2015 at 3:25 PM

Europe is determined to promote the values of fairness, open society, free and fair elections and democratic developments by using the example of countries with a positive track record on democratic evolutions like Kazakhstan.


 

To this aim it was published a new version of the website: DEMOCRATIC KAZAKHSTAN. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS 2015.

 


In 2011, with the support of European organizations and European Council on International Relations, a first version of the site was dedicated to the PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS 2011, in support of democratic development of Kazakhstan.

 


The informational site is destined to offer to political analysis, experts, electoral experts a valid insight in the democratic process taking hold in Kazakhstan.

 


In this moment no real and trust wordy organization is involved in presenting the valid analysis on the strong democratic process created by Kazakhstan and the information available is on the junk category, considers on a rightful base the Kazakh News Agency-inform.kz.

 


This lack of serious information’s must be addressed with new and perfect directed info.

 


The http://kazakhstan-elections.webs.com/apps/blog/ accumulates several services including: international ad national news, discussion, videos and related information’s.

Also a special social service page on Facebook was created to insure an easy acces to the inofrmation for younger generation interested in social pages: 2https://www.facebook.com/pages/26-April-2015-Kazakhstan-Presidential-Election/947358591971369" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">6 APRIL 2015-EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN KAZAKHSTAN. 

 


On April 20, 2015 the website will unveil the first international pre-election monitoring report on Kazakhstan Presidential Elections 2015 and the website will also offer to the readers a final report and analysis on Kazakhstan Presidential Election 2015.