Kazakhstan to Hold Early Presidential Election in June 2019
Kazakhstan will hold an early presidential election, which is scheduled for June 9th, 2019.
The country’s interim president, Qasym-Jomart Toqayev said the decision to hold the snap election is necessary to eliminate the political uncertainty in the oil-rich Central Asian country.
In a televised speech, he guaranteed that the upcoming election will be open and fair.
“We need to remove any uncertainty in order to ensure public and political agreement and move effectively forward to address the social and economic development objectives.”
“We should maintain the continuity, certainty and stability of our local and foreign policy. It is necessary to continue the work on effective and successful implementation of social programs and the strategy of the First President.”
“This can be achieved by the will of the people in the upcoming elections. Kazakhstan is a democratic state. The President will be elected based on the will of the people,” Toqayev said in his speech.
The interim president took office from the First President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev on March 20th, 2019.
Nazarbayev made a shocking announcement on his resignation on March 19th, 2019 after leading Kazakhstan for three decades.