No gross violations of electoral legislation revealed in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan, Astana, Jan. 15 / Trend L. Podolyak /
At present, no violations of electoral legislation were revealed in terms of voting in Kazakhstan, deputy of the Russian State Duma and first deputy head of the United Russia faction Vladimir Pekhtin said at a briefing of international observers.
"We observe the implementation of the legislation in the polling stations during voting," he said. "No violations of the electoral legislation were observed in terms of voting."
The delegation, representing Russia, consists of 196 people, 40 of which a person enters the ODIHR. They are working practically in all regions.
A delegation consisting of 196 observers arrived from Russia to Kazakhstan. About 40 observers are included in the OSCE ODIHR delegation. They work almost in all regions.
The elections to Majilis and maslikhats are held today in Kazakhstan. According to the Kazakhstan's Central Election Commission, over 35 percent of voters took part in the elections as of 12:00 Astana time. The preliminary election results will be announced on January 16.
The Nur Otan national-democratic party, Adilet, Kazakhstan Patriots' Party, Nationwide social-democratic party, Ak Zhol, Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Social Democratic Party Auyl are taking part in the elections.