Presidential nominations in Kazakhstan to start from Friday

ASTANA: The period for nominating candidates in Kazakhstan’s snap presidential election will be from Sept 23 to Oct 11, Deputy Chairman of the Central Election Commission Konstantin Petrov said on Thursday, Sputnik reported.

“Nominations of presidential candidates will open on Sept 23, on the day following the calling of election, and close on Oct 11, 6pm (Astana time, 12:00 GMT),” Petrov told a committee meeting.

The election campaigns will be held from Oct 21 to Nov 18, with Nov 19 designated as the day of election silence.

The voting is scheduled for Nov 20.

The commission will then have seven days to tabulate ballots, publish the results and register the president-elect.

On Wednesday, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev issued a decree to schedule an early presidential election.

Under Kazakh law, this must take place within two months after the decree is issued. – BERNAMA

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