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Nur Otan political party backs early presidential election in Kazakhstan 16 февраля 2015, 17:11

The ruling party of Kazakhstan has declared its support to the initiative of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan to hold presidential election early.
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Current President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev kissing the national flag ©Reuters Current President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev kissing the national flag ©Reuters

On February 14, the Board of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan expressed its official support to the proposals of multiple individuals to hold presidential election in Kazakhstan ahead of time.

The election is scheduled for 2016, but the Assembly proposed to hold them this year.

The initiative has now gained the backing of Kazakhstan's ruling party Nur Otan, a Tengrinews correspondent reports. At today’s briefing at the Central Communications Service's quarters, First Deputy Chairman of Nur Otan Bauyrzhan Baibek commented on the proposal of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan.

“Nur Otan party, as a leading political force in the country, fully supports the initiative. (...) Backing the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan, we consider holding early presidential election a sure solution corresponding to the interests of the country and the people," Baibek voiced the party’s statement.

He noted that the decision was made at a meeting of the political council bureau earlier the same morning.

“Nur Otan party urges all the citizens, all political and social forces to support the initiative of holding the presidential election yearly," Baibek continued.

The representative of Nur Otan also noted that he initiated a meeting of the national coalition of democratic forces. Written requests have already been sent to them. During the meeting, participants will discuss the proposal of the Board of the National Assembly to hold the early presidential election. The meeting is scheduled for February 17 in Astana.

Reporting by Assel Satayeva, writing by Dinara Urazova

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