Zhambyl Akhmetbekov found eligible to run for President 28 февраля 2011, 03:48
Zhambyl Akhmetbekov found eligible to run for President
Zhambyl Akhmetbekov. © Maksim Popov
This Saturday Zhambyl Akhmetbekov was duly registered to run for Office of the President. According to the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Kazakhstan, the nominee of the Communist People’s Party of Kazakhstan gathered 96 557 signatures of voters evenly representing all the country's regions, which is equal to 1% of all those enjoying universal suffrage.
One of eligibility criteria for candidates is to gain support of at least 1% of voters evenly representing voters of Astana, Almaty and two thirds of the country's 14 oblasts.
In an interview for Tengrinews.kz Zhambyl Akhmetbekov said he was thinking of resorting to social networking sites to gain support. Notably, he intends to start a profile with Moi Mir (My World), a popular Russian-language social networking site.
He said that to bring through some of his ideas, he needs “support of the young”.