Presidential elections in Kazakhstan were democratic - CEC member

Politics Materials 5 December 2005 18:01 (UTC +04:00)

“The presidential elections in Kazakhstan were held democratic way,” Fuad Javadov, a member of the Central Elections of Azerbaijan (CEC), who observed the presidential elections in Kazakhstan last Sunday told Trend.

He announced that the CEC delegation comprised of 6 people held observations in Astana. Javadova said that there was only one elections constituency and the Azerbaijani delegation was in 50 polling stations. A group of observers held monitoring over the polls in over 10 stations.

According to Javadov, the presidential elections were conducted with the citizens’ high activity. As of official data, Nursultan Nazarbayev gained 91% of votes.

The CEC member said that no serious irregularities were observed in the polls. The frauds observed by the Azerbaijani observers were mistakes of technical character. Such irregularities cannot affect on the results of the elections. According to Javadov, all 6 members of the Azerbaijani delegation hold the same position and observed the democratic conduct of the elections.

He noted the public and political stability reigning Kazakhstan on the elections day. Touching upon the opposition, which was unsatisfied with the results of the elections, Javadov noted that nothing serious has happened thus far and the opposition protest can start only from Tuesday.