"At today's election, the nation is voting for its future and destiny," Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
"This year's election is special. I have stepped down from the office of the President. We handed over power to another delegation in a constitutional way. In my opinion, it was a right decision," he noted.
"Throughout these years we have built our country and made it known to the entire world. We have built our economy and got a global recognition. My decision on stepping down as the President of the country was approved by the global community. I congratulate Kazakhstanis on this historical event and wish wellbeing and prosperity to our country," said Nazarbayev.