Political awareness survey to be conducted in Kazakhstan21 марта 2015, 23:01
A sociological survey among Kazakhstanis will be conducted to learn of their electoral activity and political awareness. The survey will be carried out by Institute for Democracy research association, a public union, and will focus on the upcoming presidential election, Tengrinews reports.
She elaborated that each poll would cover two thousand respondents from all regions of Kazakhstan. On the election day, April 26, 2015, there will be exit polls. Yulia Kuchinskaya said that the results of previous sociological studies suggested that the socio-political situation in Kazakhstan was stable.
On March 15 this year, the CEC finished admitting applications from those wishing to participate in the early presidential elections. 27 applications were received. Six of the applicants have passed the language examination so far - the incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the challenger from the Communist Party of Kazakhstan Turgun Syzdykov and self-nominees Lima Koyshieva, Kanat Turageldiyev, Abelgazi Kusainov and Zharylkap Kalybai.
Reporting by Assel Satayeva, writing by Dinara Urazova, editing by Tatyana Kuzmina