Astana, Kazakhstan, March 9
Three more self-nominated candidates intend to run for the presidency of Kazakhstan in the snap election, the Central Election Commission said March 9.
The snap presidential election in Kazakhstan is scheduled for April 26. This decision was made after numerous appeals of public organizations and citizens to hold the presidential election in 2015 given the difficult economic situation in the world and for the presidential election not to coincide with the parliamentary election in 2016. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said that he has not yet decided on his participation in the election.
Self-nominated candidates Kairat Maishev, Bakhtiyar Estemesov and Kanat Turageldiev submitted the document to the commission. The CEC does not provide data on the age and occupation of the pretenders. Thus, the total number of the pretenders for the presidency has reached 14 people, including 13 self-nominated candidates and one candidate from the Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan, the CEC said.
One pretender has been already approved as a candidate. Limane Koyshieva obtained the sheets for signature collection. The CEC previously rejected the candidacy of five pretenders.