During his candidacy voted 97.7% of voters
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In the early presidential elections took part three candidates – who heads the republic more than 25 years the 74-year-old Nursultan Nazarbayev, Secretary of the Communist People’s Party Turgun Syzdykov and self-promoted, chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions Abelgazi Kusainov. According to preliminary data, they scored 97.7%, 1.6% and 0.7% of the vote respectively. The total turnout was 95,22%.
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The Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan declared the current head of the republic Nursultan Nazarbayev won the early presidential elections held on April 26 – for his candidacy voted 97.7% of voters . Secretary of the Communist People’s Party Turgun Syzdykov gaining 1.6% of the vote, and self-promoted, chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions Abelgazi Kusainov – 0,7%.
The final turnout was 95.22 percent. The final results of the voting will be announced after the final treatment protocols. By law, it must be done no later than May 3rd. “As the design and additions to the CEC protocol of the 14 regions, cities of Astana and Almaty, we will be updating the data on what the law is given two days” – leads the RIA Novosti news agency the statement of the CEC. However, he did not specify what kind of number of protocols has already been processed.
With a crushing victory in the elections congratulated Nazarbayev, Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The Russian president stressed the readiness to continue the dialogue and to work together to further enhance the whole complex of bilateral relations and constructive cooperation within the Eurasian Economic Union and other international organizations in the interests of the peoples of Russia and Kazakhstan, in line with the peace, stability and security on the continent” – said the press service of the Kremlin. In his telegram, the Russian leader said that the voting results confirm the high prestige among Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan citizens who have demonstrated their choice of broad support for the head of state rate accelerated socio-economic development of the country’s active participation in the Eurasian integration processes and strengthening the strategic partnership with Russia.
The president himself, whose victory predict the results of exit polls, said he would “work with renewed vigor”, promising to bring Kazakhstan in the top 30 developed countries. At a concert in Astana in honor of his victory in the presidential election, which is held under the motto “From the leader of the nation – to new victories!”, He thanked the voters for their support and expressed his gratitude to the members of his election headquarters and election commissions, international observers and journalists.
Nazarbayev said that Kazakhstan will be faithful “in their commitments to allies and partners.” “Not every country it happens that people are so unanimously come to the polls. I saw in the morning all got up and went to vote … All Kazakhstan in unison came to vote. I’ve seen people go to areas with children. How hour standing in the queues. From this welling tears “- the politician said.
Recall early election was decided to hold after complaints of public organizations and citizens, given the difficult economic situation in the world and that they do not coincide with the parliamentary elections in 2016. Previous presidential election on April 3, 2011, were also ahead of schedule, Nazarbayev won them 95.55% of the vote.
According to the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the head of state, its highest official determining the main directions domestic and foreign policy of the state and representing Kazakhstan within the country and in international relations. President of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be elected in accordance with the constitutional law by the citizens of the republic on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot for a term of five years.
74-year-old directs Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in 1989. Before the collapse of the USSR, he was the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the republic. According to the Constitution of Kazakhstan, the same person can not become president for more than two consecutive terms, but on the first President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, this restriction does not apply. In early March this year, he spoke about the desire of the people once again see him president. “I get thousands of letters now people who (…) I was asked to be a candidate. My personal plans were very different, to be honest. I run Kazakhstan, maybe it’s time to change the scenery?” – Kazakh leader said at a meeting with representatives of the public of Kazakhstan on the eve of International Women’s Day.