International Observers Content with Snap Presidential Election in Kazakhstan
The presidential election in Kazakhstan was organized according to international standards, election observers believe. Many of them reporter high voter turnout and convenient conditions created at the polling stations.
'There are provisions for voting disabled in both countries. I saw a precinct where the ballot box leaves to visit the disabled people. They also had the observers from different political parties go with the ballot box to ensure the integrity of the vote. It is good for me to see how normal the process seems. That is the sign of Kazakhstan’s democratic progress,' John Gardner, election observer from USA said.
The international observers highlighted the high voter turnout. According to the data provided by the central election commission of Kazakhstan, the voter turnout totaled 77.4%.
'Conditions, in my opinion, are really respecting goal of demarcating rules. Everything is very transparent. I’m happy to see this. Comparing to what I see in my country where usually we have half of the people coming to vote. That’s a good percentage. I think today you will have quite a lot of people,’ Valeriu-Andrei Steriu, observer from Romania told the local journalists.
More than 1,000 international observers followed the election process in Kazakhstan.