President Tokayev Announces Early Presidential Elections Scheduled for This Fall

NUR-SULTAN – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev called for extraordinary presidential elections during his Sept.1 State-of-the-Nation Address.

“A new trust mandate of the people is needed for the successful implementation of fundamental and comprehensive reforms on the way to creating a fair Kazakhstan,” Tokayev said.

Tokayev proposed holding extraordinary presidential elections this fall. Photo credit: 24.kz

In addition, the President proposed major revisions to the number and length of presidential terms.
“I suggest that the presidential term will be limited to seven years. However, re-election is not permitted,” he stated.

President Tokayev claimed that the interests of the state come first. As a result, he is prepared to cut his tenure short and hold early presidential elections.

Astana Times


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