Kazakhstan expects over 700 international observers for the parliamentary election, which will be held on March 20, Kazakhstan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) said on February 23.
In particular, it is expected that over 400 representatives from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), over 300 representatives – from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), as well as over 10 observers from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will observe the parliamentary election in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan’s CEC accredited 40 observers from the OSCE ODIHR and 12 observers from the CIS.
As of today, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry accredited 99 representatives of foreign media outlets.
In total, 234 candidates from six parties will run for the MP seats: The Nur Otan Democratic People’s Party – 127 candidates, the Ak Zhol Democratic Party of Kazakhstan – 35 candidates, the Aul Democratic People’s Patriotic Party – 19 candidates, the Communist People’s Party of Kazakhstan – 22 candidates, the Nationwide Social Democratic Party – 23 candidates, the Birlik Party – 8 candidates.
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