Kazakhstan, Astana, April 2 / Trend A.Maratov /
Preliminary results of the upcoming presidential elections in Kazakhstan will be announced on April 4, Kazakh Central Election Commission (CEC) chairman
Kuandyk Turgankulov said on Saturday.
"We will present the preliminary results on April 4, probably in the first half of the day," he said.
Turgankulov said the CEC must announce the final results by April 12 and register the elected president.
The polls, Turgankulov said, are ready to receive citizens. "The polls have already received ballots and the election commissions' members are ready," he said.
The first stage of the presidential campaign - candidate registration - was closed on March 2.
The campaign, which will end two days before the election day, was launched on March 3.
Four candidates passed registration at the Kazakh Central ElectionCommission (CEC) and will continue to participate in the snap presidential elections scheduled for April 3. The candidates are
Nursultan Nazarbayev, Communist Zhambyl Ahmetbekov, leader of the Patriots Party, Senator Gani Kasimov and Tabiyat Ecological Union leader Mels Eleusizov.
Experts believe Nazarbayev might easily win the election. Nazarbayev, who has been in power for over 20 years, is supported by about 90 percent of the population.