Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 23 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Kazakhstan's Central Election Commission will allocate additional funds for the election commission of Zhanaozen. The funds will be spent on election campaign in media, KAZINFORM reported
Mass disorders hit the Kazakh oil town of Zhanaozen in the Mangistau region on Dec. 16 which killed 15 and injured about 100 people. President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a decree to impose a state of emergency in the area from Dec. 17 to Jan. 5.
Due to emergency situation election campaigning was limited in Zhanaozen - it should not be conducted through peaceful meetings, rallies, marches, pickets and demonstrations. Meanwhile, campaigning can be conducted freely in media.
According to Kazakh Central Election Commission Chairman Kuandyk Turgankulov, all the political parties and candidates will be in equal conditions in the choice of forms and methods of propaganda work.
"In view of these restriction, is necessary to allocate more money on campaigning through billboards, television and print media. I think we will allocate this money. We will give some money from the Central Election Commission reserve to Zhanaozen election commission to assist them to conduct full-scale agitation work," Turgankulov said.
Elections to Kazakh Majilis (lower chamber of parliament) will be held on Jan. 15. The Central Election Commission has registered lists of candidates from all eight political parties that have applied for participation in the election. Registered parties launched agitation campaign on December 16.