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Voting. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Three parties get into Kazakhstan parliament: Exit poll

Institute of Social-Political Researches announced the results of its exit poll during Kazakhstan parliamentary elections.

Three parties get into Kazakhstan parliament: Exit poll
Counting votes. ©REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
Kazakhstan CEC announced preliminary results of elections

Kazakhstan Central Election Commission has announced preliminary results of the parliamentary elections.

Kazakhstan CEC announced preliminary results of elections
Kuandyk Turgankulov. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Preliminary voter turnout results announced

According to preliminary calculations parliamentary elections voter turnout in Kazakhstan made 75.1 percent.

Preliminary voter turnout results announced
Photo by Danial Okassov©
Voting completed in most of the regions of Kazakhstan

At 8 p.m. Astana time most of the regions of Kazakhstan completing voting in the elections of the Majilis and Maslikhats.

Voting completed in most of the regions of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan voters casting ballots. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Voter turnout reached 70% in Kazakhstan

As of 4 p.m. on January 15 6.223.525 people in Kazakhstan cast their ballots. This is 66.9 percent of the overall number of voters.

Voter turnout reached 70% in Kazakhstan
At 3 p.m. the CEC announced voter turnout. Photo by Danial Okassov©
More than half of voters have voted in Kazakhstan

By 2 p.m. Astana time voter turnout in Kazakhstan made 55.5 percent.

More than half of voters have voted in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan citizens voting in the elections. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Voter turnout exceeded 35%

By noon Astana time voter turnout reached 35.3 percent.

Voter turnout exceeded 35%
Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
CEC announced first turnout results

The Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan has announced first turnout results.

CEC announced first turnout results
©Danial Okassov
Kazakhstan is electing its parliament

Today Kazakhstan is electing member of the Majilis (lower chamber of the Parliament), and Maslikhats (local representative authorities).

Kazakhstan is electing its parliament
Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan CEC will report on turnover every 2 hours on January 15

The press-service will be reporting on the voter turnover every two hours: CEC.

Kazakhstan CEC will report on turnover every 2 hours on January 15
Snapshot of TV-debates from Khabar channel
SCO observers watched TV-debates of Kazakhstan parties

SCO observers watched TV-debates of Kazakhstan parties and shared their opinions at the meeting in the Central Election Commission.

SCO observers watched TV-debates of Kazakhstan parties
Kazakhstan Central Election Commission
Elections observers are promised security in Zhanaozen

January 11 Kazakhstan Central Election Commission adopted a new decree on elections in Zhanaozen.

Elections observers are promised security in Zhanaozen
Bolat Abilov. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Bolat Abilov excluded from parliament race

Six candidates from four parties have been excluded from party lists of the upcoming Majilis elections

Bolat Abilov excluded from parliament race
Photo by Danial Okassov©
Political TV-debates to be held in Kazakhstan January 12

Political debates will be held on Kazakhstan TV on January 12.

Political TV-debates to be held in Kazakhstan January 12
Photo courtesy of astana.kz
Replacement of Secretary of State and regional Akims expected in Kazakhstan

Reshuffling is expected in Kazakhstan in the nearest time in relation to the coming parliamentary elections.

Replacement of Secretary of State and regional Akims expected in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
OSCE to publish report on Kazakhstan election campaign on January 5

The ODIHR/OSCE is going to publish a preliminary report on the course of the election campaign in Kazakhstan on January 5.

OSCE to publish report on Kazakhstan election campaign on January 5
CEC. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
CIS observers got details of election campaign in Zhanaozen

Chairman of Kazakhstan Central Election Commission told the CIS observers about the election campaigning in Zhanaozen.

CIS observers got details of election campaign in Zhanaozen
©Central Election Commission
Kazakhstan Central Election Commission registered another 145 observers

Kazakhstan Central Election Commission has registered another 145 observers.

Kazakhstan Central Election Commission registered another 145 observers
    Kazakhstan General Prosecutor Askhat Daulbayev. Photo courtesy of prokuror.kz
Kazakhstan General Prosecutor discussed elections and Zhanaozen with head of OSCE mission

Kazakhstan General Prosecutor Askhat Daulbayev met with the head of the ODIHR EOM Miklos Haraszti in Astana.

Kazakhstan General Prosecutor discussed elections and Zhanaozen with head of OSCE mission
Kanat Saudabayev. Photo by  Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan Secretary of State on "quite a complicated background" for coming elections

Clashes in Mangistau oblast have created “quite a complicated background for the coming elections”: Secretary of State.

Kazakhstan Secretary of State on "quite a complicated background" for coming elections