Observers of the CIS mission have concluded that the Kazakhstan Senate elections complied with the country’s legislation.
Preliminary lists of the new Senators have been made available.
The final results will be announced by the CEC today, August 19, at 5:00 p.m. Astana time.
No violations were registered during elections to Kazakhstan Senate as of 11 a.m. August 19.
The majority of Almaty Maslikhat voted for Akhan Bizhanov at Senate deputies elections.
Voting of Maslikhat deputies of different levels started at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Astana time in 16 regions of the country.
Seven out of 46 contestants of Kazakhstan Senate seats withdrew.
Kazakhstan CEC accredited 60 observers from international organization for elections of Senate deputies scheduled for August 19.
The CEC has registered a total of 52 candidates (against 47 in 2005 and 50 in 2008). Candidates registration in Aktyubinsk oblast is not closed yet.
Deadlines for nomination and registration of candidates to the Kazakhstan Senate have been put off for Aktobe oblast.
Nominarion period has finished. Registration of candidates will last until July 29.
According to him, elections to the Majilis and maslikhats [local representative bodies] will be held in 2012.
The total number of contenders, both registered and unregistered, is currently 86.
Kazakhstan's Central Election Commission has approved the calendar plan of the Senate elections.
Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed Kazakhstan Parliamentary elections for August 19.
Karim Massimov congratulated his Turkish counterpart with the victory of his Party of Justice and Development in the parliamentary elections.
Sociologists published results of the survey held in the mid April in 16 major cities of Kazakhstan. 88.8% trust President Nursultan Nazarbayev, 65.5% trust Prime-Minister Karim Massimov, 61.1% trust the Government.