10th January Nur Sultan time on the 10th, voting in the lower house and local council elections of the Kazakhstan Parliament officially began.
According to the election schedule previously announced by the Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan, voting time from 7:00 a.m. to 20 p.m.
on the same day, eligible voters will be able to 10,000 in Kazakhstan.
Multiple polling sites and 66 polling sites in 53 countries overseas are voting, and more than 12.3 million voters are expected to vote.
In this election, five political parties, the “Light of the Motherland”, the “Bright Road” Democratic Party, the Awul People’s Democratic Party, the Adar Party and the Kazakhstan People’s Party, will run for 98 seats in the 107 seats in the parliament, and the other 9 seats will be elected at the Kazakhstan People’s Congress.
According to the regulations, political parties with more than 7% of the vote will be able to enter the allocated seats in Parliament.
The preliminary results of the election will be announced on the 11th, and in order to guarantee the fairness of the election, the Kazakhstan Central Election Commission invited 398 international observers from 10 international organizations and 31 countries to supervise the election.
On the 9th, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Treuberti said in an interview on the same day that there will be no large-scale protests during the parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan.
The election will be held in a calm and stable environment.
The current internal and external situation in Kazakhstan is very stable, and the domestic people are against the government.
Both policies and social welfare are satisfied.
Kazakhstan maintains good relations with all countries in the world, and foreign forces have no intention of destabilizing Kazakhstan and creating unrest.
In addition, during the epidemic, the Kazakhstan Central Election Commission has deployed the epidemic prevention work on polling day in accordance with the requirements of the Kazakhstan Epidemic Prevention Committee, comprehensively disinfected the polling stations, and voters must also keep a safe distance and wear masks at the polling stations.
Patients diagnosed with COVID-19 will vote in home quarantine and in medical institutions as previously applied.