Kazakh MPs apply to president to consider possibility of early election
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.18
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Members of Kazakh Majilis (Parliament's lower chamber) applied to Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev with the initiative to hold early presidential election, the press-service of the parliament reported on Feb. 18.
"We ask you to support the initiative of the Council of People's Assembly of Kazakhstan, and in accordance with paragraph 1.3 of Article 41 of the Constitution to consider the possibility to call for an early presidential election," the parliament members said in their address to Kazakh president.
It was noted that the Parliament had received a number of similar proposals from voters from different social groups residing in all regions of the country. Moreover the initiative on holding early presidential election was welcomed by political parties, civil society, businessmen, veterans and youth.
The next presidential election in Kazakhstan is scheduled be held in 2016. Earlier, the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan offered to hold early presidential election in the country in the near future.
On Feb 16. Kazakh ruling party Nur Otan issued a statement supporting the proposal of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan on early presidential election. The ruling party expressed confidence that this move will enable to focus the efforts of the parliament, the government, central and local bodies of the government, unite the creative energy of the people in order to achieve the main goal - prosperity and welfare of Kazakhstan.
Nur Otan party summoned all citizens, political parties and social forces to support the initiative of holding early presidential election in Kazakhstan.
Previous presidential election in Kazakhstan took place on April, 2011. Current President Nursultan Nazarbayev won 95.55 percent of the vote.
Edited by S.I.
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