ASTANA – The federal government is decided that the election can be open, clear, and truthful, mentioned the Kazakh officers through the assembly with the representatives of overseas media on Nov. 18.

Kazakh Officers Transient Overseas Media Representatives on Current Political Reforms Forward of Presidential Election

Kazakh officers introduced to overseas journalists the abstract of key reforms carried out within the nation and main info in regards to the upcoming presidential election. Picture credit score:

The assembly agenda additionally included the important thing reforms carried out within the nation and main info in regards to the election. 

Kazakh Deputy Minister of Overseas Affairs Roman Vassilenko mentioned the presidential election is a traditionally important occasion that “marks one other milestone in one of the vital transformative intervals within the nation’s fashionable historical past.”

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev introduced plans to carry the early presidential election in his state of the nation deal with on Sept. 1, 2022. A mandate of belief of the folks was required to implement complete reforms to construct a simply and truthful Kazakhstan.

In January, the county skilled powerful challenges and upheaval that grew to become a catalyst for the most important adjustments. 

“The pinnacle of state proposed political reforms, which required amendments to one-third of our nation’s structure,” defined Vassilenko. “The amendments had been put to  vote in a nationwide referendum, which was held on June 5. Our residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of the amendments and the reforms. And earlier this month, President Tokayev publicly signed six essential legal guidelines, together with constitutional legal guidelines adopted following this referendum. The entry into drive of those legal guidelines contributes to higher democratization of the political system and the system of checks and balances between the branches of state energy.”

Kazakh State Counsellor Erlan Karin spoke to overseas journalists about President Tokayev’s prolonged bundle of reforms. Picture credit score:

The important thing reforms embody the redistribution of powers from the President to the Parliament, the institution of the Constitutional Court docket in January final 12 months, simplified procedures for the registration of political events, elevated participation of residents within the governance of the state, and for the safety of human rights. Amongst key goals are the decentralization and distribution of energy throughout the nation, strengthening rule of legislation, and equal alternatives for each citizen.

Individuals have the chance to voice their opinion and vote on the adjustments which might be happening within the nation and on the long run course of the nation, mentioned Vassilenko. 

It needs to be famous that this would be the seventh presidential election held in Kazakhstan since its independence in 1991. 

“It’s maybe one of the vital essential in our nation’s historical past. Six candidates are operating within the election with various political beliefs. They embody not solely representatives of political events but in addition representatives of assorted associations that talk for various pursuits of society. If any voter feels that none of those candidates deserve their vote, an possibility towards all can be on the poll within the upcoming election,” mentioned he.

For the primary time in Kazakh historical past, two feminine candidates are operating for workplace. That is one other “essential step” in Kazakhstan’s ongoing democratic improvement. Over a few years, Kazakhstan has been taking concrete steps to make sure gender equality and promote ladies’s function in enterprise and politics. 

“We at the moment are witnessing some fruits of those efforts,” concluded Vassilenko. 

Ten worldwide organizations will observe the presidential election. It contains the OSCE Workplace for Democratic Establishments and Human Rights, the Government Committee of the Commonwealth of Impartial States (CIS), the Interparliamentary Meeting of Member Nations of the CIS, the Shanghai Cooperation Group, the Parliamentary Meeting of the Collective Safety Treaty Group, the Group of Islamic Cooperation, the Group of Turkic States, the Parliamentary Meeting of Turkic States, the Convention on Interplay and Confidence Constructing Measures in Asia, the Worldwide Turkic Academy, representatives of overseas nations and the diplomatic corps.  

Greater than 12,000 Kazakh residents can solid their votes at 68 polling stations throughout 53 nations. 

The Central Election Fee has accredited greater than 614 observers. As well as, a complete of 254 overseas reporters have been accredited to cowl the election.

Deputy Chair of the Council of Senators Byrganym Aitimova famous all mandatory measures had been taken to conduct elections in full compliance with the laws of Kazakhstan and worldwide requirements.

Kazakhstan has adopted a number of essential constitutional legal guidelines designed to strengthen the human rights safety system, to make sure a steadiness of powers and obligations between the branches of presidency and the middle and area.

The legal guidelines search to contribute to the event of democratic establishments. “The target of the adjustments is a brand new political course to construct a brand new Kazakhstan,” mentioned Dulat Kusdavletov, a member of the Council of Senators underneath the Senate of the Parliament.

The senators additionally spoke in regards to the institution of the Constitutional Court docket. It ensures home legal guidelines adjust to the Structure. Each citizen can apply to the court docket for violations of constitutional rights. As well as, the Prosecutor Basic and the Commissioner for Human Rights have the suitable to enchantment to the court docket. Total, the Constitutional Court docket ensures the rule of legislation, ensures residents’ rights, and helps enhance public confidence in state establishments.

The problems associated to ladies illustration in public workplace, election group throughout the nation and overseas had been additionally mentioned on the assembly.

Within the afternoon overseas media representatives met with Kazakh State Counsellor Erlan Karin, who briefly spoke on three-year historical past of 4 political reform packages proposed by President Tokayev.

The upcoming elections would begin “a cascade technique of sensible implementation of the reforms,” mentioned Karin. “This election is aimed toward launching these reforms, renewing the establishments, and qualitatively rebooting the political system.”

“It’s secure to say that a wholly new mannequin of state political construction will emerge for Kazakhstan, the place relations between totally different sectors of presidency could be balanced, the place circumstances for an open, aggressive political competitors could be created, the place the alternatives for direct participation of the inhabitants in state insurance policies can be expanded,” he added.

Through the years, the mechanism of everlasting alternate of views and calls for between the federal government and public has been developed, in keeping with Karin.

“The idea of any nationwide consensus is the convergence of residents’ expectations and the authorities’ plans,” mentioned Karin. “In our case, the constitutional referendum [held on June 5] confirmed that there’s help for the President’s initiatives [among the public], and the elections would present to what extent the residents share the long run improvement plans of the nation.”