Early presidential elections in Kazakhstan

Early presidential elections in Kazakhstan

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev delivered a Message to the people of Kazakhstan at a joint meeting of both houses of the Parliament, announced the holding of early presidential elections in Kazakhstan in the fall of 2022.

“I propose to hold extraordinary presidential elections this fall. For the successful implementation of comprehensive reforms on the path to creating fair Kazakhstan, a new trust mandate of the people is needed.

For me, the interests of the state are above all.  Therefore, I am ready to shorten my term of office and go to early presidential elections. It is also necessary to reconsider the number and duration of the term of the President’s office.  I recommend limiting the president’s term to one term of 7 years.  But re-election is prohibited,” Tokayev said in the Message.

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