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EUROPEAN TOURISM ORGANIZATION GENERAL MEETING WILL BE HELD IN BUCHAREST

Increased regional cooperation, visa facilitation and the better promotion of European tourism are some of the topics in focus at the 8th Meeting of the European Tourism organization-ECTT to be held in Bucharest, Romania, 25-26 June 2015.

Europe is the world’s most visited region and is the main source of outbound tourism to other destination, accounting for more than half of the world’s international travelers.

Palatul parlamentului

Palace of Parliament is preparing to host european tourism who`s who.

 

 In 2014, international tourism in Europe had registered a major contribution to the economic recovery in the region: international tourist arrivals grew by 3% to reach a record 584 million, while international tourism receipts increased by 4% contributing US$ 509 billion (383 billion euro) to the European economies.

The 8th Meeting of the European Tourism organization will be held at the Romanian parliament and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President Director general of IRICE and President-elect of European Tourism will play host to representatives from 30 European countries and other tourism stakeholders in the region to discuss policy priorities and set the agenda for ECTT  in the world in 2015-2016.

President Anton Caragea sign the documentProfessor Dr. Anton Caragea is signing the european tourism meeting call

The main priorities for European tourism identified by the European national tourism organizations include the development of cultural destinations and carving transnational products, in order to enhance regional cooperation, declared President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

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REUNIUNEA ORGANIZATIEI EUROPENE DE TURISM VA AVEA LOC IN BUCURESTI

Cresterea cooperarii regionale, facilitarea obtinerii de vize si mai buna promovare a turismului european, sunt cateva din principalele teme ce vor fi dezbatute in cadrul celei de a 8-a reuniuni a organizatiei europene de turism-ECTT, ce va avea loc in Bucuresti, Romania, intre 25 si 26 iunie 2015.

Palatul parlamentului

Palatul Parlamentului va gazdui cea de a 8-a reuniune a organizatiei europene de turism

Europa este cea mai vizitata regiune a lumii si principala sursa de turism extern, pentru alte destinatii, fiind punctual de pornire a mai mult de jumatate din numarul total al turistilor internationali.

In 2014, turismul international in Europa a reusit sa contribuie la redresarea economica a continentului: sosirile de turisti au crescut cu 3%, ajungand la peste  584 milioane de calatori, iar veniturile aduse din turism au crescut cu 4%, ajungand la peste 383 de miliarde de euro pentru economiile europene.

President Anton Caragea sign the document

Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea pregateste cea de a 8-a reuniune de turism

Cea de a 8-a reuniune a turismului european va avea loc la Palatul Parlamentului din Bucuresti, sub conducerea Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea-Presedinte Director General IRICE, Presedinte al Consiliului de Turism si Comert la nivel european si va gazdui reprezentanti din peste 30 de natiuni europene si reprezentanti ai industriei turismului, ce vor putea discuta prioritatile de promovare si agenda de politica turistica pentru perioada 2015/2016.

Principalele prioritati pentru turismul european, identificate de organizatiile de turism din diverse natiuni, includ: dezvoltarea turismului cultural si crearea de produse turistice trans-nationale, menite sa dezvolte cooperarea regionala, a declarat Presedintele reuniunii, Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea.

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MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF KAZAKHSTAN RECEIVE THE PARLIAMENT MEDAL FOR PROMOTING ROMANIAN-KAZAKHSTAN FRIENDSHIP

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan- Erlan Idrissov has received ROMANIAN PARLIAMENT MEDAL for his role in fostering the bilateral relations between the two countries and for supporting international monitoring missions, supervising the electoral process in Kazakhstan.

 

Minister Erlan Idrissov receiver of ROMANIAN PARLIAMENT  MEDAL

Kazakhstan Minister of Foreign Affairs receives ROMANIAN PARLIAMENT MEDAL for his role in promoting the bilateral cooperation.

The official document outlines the fact that, among the reason for the great honor, where counted: the irreproachable organization of the Early Presidential Elections held in Kazakhstan on 26 April 2015 and for the pivotal role of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan in contributing to the international presence of more than 1.000 foreign monitors.

 

Under the scrutiny of more than 1.000 international observers, it was clear that: the verdict of international community for the Early Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan can be only one: free and fair and respecting international standards.

The awarding of the MEDAL was also motivated by the:  appreciation of Minister Idrissov exertions and role in fostering the democratic process in Kazakhstan Presidential Elections and for determination in promoting the Romania-Kazakhstan  relations.

We must not that: the latest receiver of the MEDAL was European Parliament President-Jerzy Buzek, and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of IRICE concluded the decoration ceremony  noting: congratulating Minister Erlan Idrissov for receiving this exceptional sign of honor and appreciation for his  activities, we express our determination in working further for the development of Romania-Kazakhstan relations and cooperation.

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MINISTRUL AFACERILOR EXTERNE AL KAZAHSTANULUI MEDALIAT PENTRU PROMOVAREA RELATIEI CU ROMANIA

Ministrul Afacerilor Externe al Kazahstanului-Erlan Idrissov a primit MEDALIA PARLAMENTULUI, pentru rolul sau in dezvoltarea relatiei bilaterale dintre cele doua natiuni si pentru sprijinul acordat misiunilor internationale de supraveghere a procesului electoral din Kazahstan.

 

Minister Erlan Idrissov receiver of ROMANIAN PARLIAMENT  MEDAL

Ministrul Afacerilor Externe al Kazahstanului-Erlan Idrissov medaliat pentru rolul sau in promovarea relatiei Romania-Kazahstan. 

 

Documentul ce insoteste medalia a enumerate cateva din ratiunile pentru acesta deosebita onoare: organizarea ireprosabila a alegerilor prezidentiale anticipate din 26 Aprilie 2015, din Kazahstan si pentru rolul pivotal al ministerului afacerilor externe al Kazahstanului in a permite o vasta prezenta internationala, de peste 1.000 de observatori internationali.

Sub monitorizarea acestor 1.000 de observatori verdictul comunitatii internationale asupra alegerilor prezidentiale din Kazahstan a fost clar si fara echivoc: alegeri libere si cu respectarea standardelor internationale.

Intre alte motive ale decorarii Ministrului Afacerilor Externe al Kazahstanului au mai fost enumerate: aprecierea rolului si a eforturilor Ministrului Idrissov in promovarea procesului democratic din Kazahstan  si pentru determinarea dovedita in promovarea relatiilor dintre Romania si Kazahstan.

Mai trebuie sa notam ca cea mai recenta personalitate decorata a fost Presedintele Parlamentului European-Jerzy Buzek, iar Profesorul Dr. Anton Caragea –Presedintele IRICE a declarat in finalul ceremoniei de decorare ca: Ministrul Erlan Idrissov trebuie felicitat pentru ca a primit acest semnal exceptional de apreciere pentru activitatile sale, iar noi ne exprimam determinarea de a lucra in continuare pentru dezvoltarea relatiilor si imbunatatirea cooperarii dintre Romania si Kazahstan.

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KAZAHSTANUL POATE FI RECUNOSCUT, IN VIITOR, DREPT UN STAT DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDAT, ESTE CONCLUZIA RAPORTULUI ROMANESC

 In data de 8 mai 2015 a avut loc predarea oficială a Raportului de Monitorizare a Alegerilor Prezidențiale Anticipate din Republica Kazahstan -26 Aprilie 2015.

Raportul a fost prezentat de către delegația românească, condusă de Președintele Director General al Institutului de Relații Internaționale si Cooperare Economica-Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea.

Raportul preliminar a analizat, in faza premergătoare alegerilor, situația legală, prevederile legislației electorale si constituționale ale Republicii Kazahstan, in perspectiva alegerilor din 26 Aprilie 2015 și a concluzionat că pregătirea alegerilor prezidențiale respectă toate criteriile legale, prevederile constituționale si obligațiile internaționale, asumate de Kazahstan si oferă cadrul necesar pentru desfășurarea de alegeri libere, transparente si democratice in Kazahstan.

Kazakhstan Minister of Foreign Affairs

E.S. Ambasadorul Kazahstanului-Daulet Batrashev (stanga) felicitat pentru progresele democratice remarcabile ale Kazahstanului impreuna cu Presedintele IRICE-Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea si Coordonatorul Comisiei economice- dl.Mihai Prundianu

In perioada 22-29 aprilie 2015 o delegație românească a monitorizat procesul electoral din Kazahstan.

Delegația, condusă de Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea-Președintele Director General al Institutului de Relații Internaționale si Cooperare Economica, a mai fost compusă între alții din Președintele Comisiei pentru Romanii din Afara Granițelor-Senatorul Marcel Bujor, Directorul academic-Prof. Dr. Mircea Constantinescu si un număr de experți electorali.

Delegația a observat alegerile din Kazahstan, iar echipa condusă direct de Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea a monitorizat regiunile Almaty, Shymkent si Turkistan.

Alegerile au beneficiat de o prezenta la vot de peste 95%,  iar învingătorul alegerilor a fost proclamat candidatul Nursultan Nazarbayev, ales președinte cu peste 8 milioane de voturi legal exprimate.

Concluzia raportului final a fost aceea că alegerile din Kazahstan au respectat legislația internă si standardele internaționale in materia, fiind clasificate drept un exemplu prin transparentă, organizare si participarea masivă la procesul electoral.

Toate acestea demonstrează încrederea populației in sistemul electoral, in transparenta si echisdanta alegerilor si mai ales satisfacția populației fată de evoluția națională ceea ce s-a transpus intr-o prezentă record la urne.

Votul covarsitor in favoarea presedintelui in exercitiu era previzibil, fiind un vot pentru stabilitate, continuitate si progres economic si democratic.

Kazahstanul poate considera că si-a incheiat tranzita spre democratie, după alegerile din 26 aprilie 2015, devenind un stat ce poate fi clasificat ca o democratie functională, ce va accede in curand, daca continua in aceeasi directie, la statutul de democratie functională consolidată, a apreciat Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea.

Raportul final a fost apoi inmanat Ambasadorului Kazahstanului in Romania, E.S. Daulet Batrashev, impreuna cu felicitarile comisiei de supraveghere a alegerilor din Kazahstan.

Ulterior membrii delegatiei romane si-au prezentat experientele electorale de pe parcursul misiunii si au subliniat cateva recomandari practice pentru imbunatatirea procesului electoral in vederea declararii Kazahstanului drept o democratie functională consolidată.

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KAZAKHSTAN IS IN THE PROCESS OF BECOMING A CONSOLIDATED DEMOCRACY, CONSIDERED A ROMANIAN REPORT

On 8th May 2015, has taken place the ceremony for official handover, of the Final Election Monitoring Report for Early Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan held on 26 April 2015.

The report was compiled by Romanian delegation, lead by President General Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

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H.E. Kazakhstan Ambassador-Daulet Batrashev(left) congratulated for his country democratic development by Professor dr. Anton Caragea (center)-IRICE President and Chairman Mihai Prundianu.

The report had analyzed the pre-election legal framework, the provisions of electoral laws and regulations and the constitutional requirements and the international obligations assumed by Kazakhstan and concluded the elections preparation had fully complied with the legal, constitutional and international standards and the prerequisite factors for free and fair elections compatible with transparency and democratic standards are in place in Kazakhstan.

Between 22 to 29 April 2015 a Romanian delegation had monitored the electoral process in Kazakhstan.

The delegation headed by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President General Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation was comprised amongst others by Chairman of Senate Committee on Romanians Abroad-Senator Marcel Dumitru Bujor, the academic director-Professor Mircea Constantinescu and a number of electoral supervisors.

The delegation had monitored the Kazakhstan electoral process and the team directed by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was deployed to south Kazakhstan regions of: Almaty, Chimkent and Turkistan.

The elections benefited from an impressive presence to the poll of over 95% percent of the electorate and the winner was the incumbent president Nursultan Nazarbayev, with more than 8 millions legally expressed votes.

The conclusions of the Final Report was that Kazakhstan elections where fully in agreement with internal laws and international standards, being classified as an example of transparency, organization and massive electoral participation.

All this factors are self evident manifestations of the Kazakh people trust in the electoral system, in free and fair and transparent electoral process and most of all in people satisfaction with the national economic and political system.

This satisfaction has being the catalyst of a huge electoral participation.

The overwhelming vote, in favor of incumbent president, was a predictable one as a supporting vote for stability, continuity and economic and democratic development.

The Republic of Kazakhstan can consider, on good reasons, that his transition towards democracy was favorable concluded with 26 April 2015 election.

The country can be classified as a functional democracy, that can accede in the future, to the status of consolidated democracy, had declared Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

The final report was then officially entrusted to Kazakhstan Ambassador- H.E. Daulet Batrashev, together with the electoral monitoring group congratulations.

Afterwards, the electoral monitoring body has outlined practical recommendations for future improvements in the electoral process and offered examples from their monitoring experiences, to be used as a template for declaring in the future Kazakhstan as a consolidated functional democracy.

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KAZAKHSTAN 2015 ELECTIONS: THE LESSONS OF A DEMOCRATIC EXERCISE by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea MA, FINS, PhD

Supervising the elections in any country in the world is a momentous and difficult task and not to be taken lightly.

You have to observe the present, but with responsibility for the future and impartiality in your heart.

Election supervision

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea supervising election in Kazakhstan-26 April 2015

If you are supervising elections in Kazakhstan, the heart of Central Asia, the task is doubled in significance, as Kazakhstan has become an example in the world.

 

Kazakhstan has carved himself in the centre of international politics, the host of international meetings destined to bring peace and dialogue in the world, the place where technology and tradition meets and the mediator between developed and developing countries, a place where East and West can build a bridge for dialogue.

Observing elections in such a key country it is an honourable and full of seriousness assignment.

For all this reasons, the invitation offered to me, on behalf of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, to observe the elections in the country, as an international observer, was a very challenging one, but nothing has prepared me for the phenomenon I was about to witness.

In Kazakhstan, on 26 of April 2015 I was witnessing the maturity exam of a people.

Born only in 1991, on the ruins of former Soviet Union, Kazakhstan was a young nation, a country only developing his democratic institutions and credentials.

After the early presidential elections held on 26 April 2015, we can safely conclude that this stage was phased out.

With a record presence at poll, of over 95%, people of Kazakhstan proved, without a shadow of a doubt, their commitment to free and fair elections, to build and uphold a democratic society.

While other nations are struggling to bring their electors to the urns and millions of voters disappointed by corruption and state inefficiency are feeling disenfranchised, in developing Kazakhstan millions of electors proved that democracy is not just an empty word to find in the political text books, but a living reality.

I have the pleasure of seeing the people of Kazakhstan taken their future in their hands and voting for their future development, for practical solutions, for experience to weather out the economic storm that is rummaging the world.

The elections in Kazakhstan where not just a democratic exercise, but they where the proof that the peoples power really exist and if the citizens are feeling involved in the economic, social and cultural life of their country, if the state is not failing them and provides the social benefits expected the people will respond partaking in the electoral process.

In the economic and political failed states of the world we can see the reduction of election attendance, the disinterest of the citizens and the broken down of the social contract that Rousseau and French revolutionaries had considered as the fundamentals of the state.

 President Anton Caragea on International Press ConferenceProfessor Dr. Anton Caragea meets the international press in Almaty, unveiling the election monitoring mission results

 

Kazakhstan state is honouring his social contract with his citizens and the response is this huge electoral participation.

95% electoral attendance can be a mystery in states where citizens are isolated and oppressed, but this is a reality in a functional nation.

In Kazakhstan, the 2015 elections where a national plebiscite in which the people decided above anything else their future.

I have observed this reality as hundreds of thousand of peoples turn out to vote accompanied by children’s and small infants, as they realized that it is not so much a vote for next few years, but a vote for future, for peace, for continuous democratic development and economic achievements.

Kazakhstan’s 2015 elections where undoubtedly democratic in nature, where fair and crystal clear transparent and where offering a few refreshing news for everybody.

On the fore is the news that democracy can be a real practice, can involve a nation that is educated and convinced of his role in history.

At the same time it was proven the fact that: governments and peoples are not confrontational actors on political arena, but they can cooperate to build a powerful country.

26 of April 2015 early presidential elections of Kazakhstan where the irrefutable proof of this self evident truth: that democracy can only work when all the people are involved.

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KAZAHSTANUL OBTINE STATUTUL DE DEMOCRATIE FUNCTIONALA DUPA ALEGERILE DIN 26 APRILIE 2015

In perioada 22-29 aprilie 2015 o delegație românească a monitorizat procesul electoral din Kazahstan.

Delegația, condusă de Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea-Președintele Director General al Institutului de Relații Internaționale si Cooperare Economica, a mai fost compusă între alții din Președintele Comisiei pentru Romanii din Afara Granițelor-Senatorul Marcel Bujor, Directorul academic-Prof. Dr. Mircea Constantinescu si un număr de experți electorali.

 

Voting in Shymkent

Votul din 26 aprilie 2015 a intrunit toate conditiile democratice

Delegația a observat alegerile din Kazahstan, iar echipa condusă direct de Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea a monitorizat regiunile Almaty, Shymkent si Turkistan.

Alegerile au beneficiat de o prezenta la vot de peste 95%,  iar învingătorul alegerilor a fost proclamat candidatul Nursultan Nazarbayev, ales președinte cu peste 8 milioane de voturi legal exprimate.

La intoarcerea in tara  delegatia romanesca a realizat un raport de analiza asupra alegerilor prezidentiale anticipate din Kazahstan.

Concluzia raportului final a fost aceea că alegerile din Kazahstan au respectat legislația internă si standardele internaționale in materia, fiind clasificate drept un exemplu prin transparentă, organizare si participarea masivă la procesul electoral.

Counting every vote on kazakhstani presidential elections 2015

Kazahstanul este o tara cu o indelungata experienta democratica consolidata, dupa alegerile prezidentiale anticipate din aprilie 2015

Toate acestea demonstrează încrederea populației in sistemul electoral, in transparenta si echisdanta alegerilor si mai ales satisfacția populației fată de evoluția națională ceea ce s-a transpus intr-o prezentă record la urne.

Votul covarsitor in favoarea presedintelui in exercitiu era previzibil, fiind un vot pentru stabilitate, continuitate si progres economic si democratic.

Kazahstanul poate considera că si-a incheiat tranzita spre democratie după alegerile din 26 aprilie 2015, devenind un stat ce poate fi clasificat ca o democratie functională, ce va accede in curand, daca continua in aceeasi directie, la statutul de democratie functională consolidată, a apreciat Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea.

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FINAL REPORT (post-election) REGARDING EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN-26 APRIL 2015

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FINAL REPORT (post-election) REGARDING

EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

4 May 2015

Report issued on 4 MAY 2015

BUCHAREST

 REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

 

26 APRIL 2015

 

FINAL REPORT (post-election) REGARDING

SNAP PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN 

 

  1. INTRODUCTION

According to an official invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kazakhstan to observe the 26 April 2015 snap presidential election, the Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation decided to evaluate the political, judicial, legislative and general framework of the early presidential election from 26 April 2015.

 The aim of the evaluation process was to assess the pre-election environment and the preparations for the presidential election.

The evaluation process comprised in legislative text analyses, assessment of general political situation in the country and the conformity with general accepted democratic practices and regulation and with bona fide principles.

Taken into account were also: public opinions, statements and discussions expressed by officials from different Kazakhstan institutions and the election and civil administration, as well as official spokespersons from political parties, media outlets, civil society personalities, and the international community.

  1. GENERAL ASSESSMENT OF LAW PROVISIONS

According with the law prescriptions the presidential vote will start on 26 April 2015, giving the voters the chance to elect the president for a five-year term.

The law encapsulates also the necessary democratic prescriptions for an open and fair electoral process.

 The April 26, 2015 election will be the fourth consecutive national election called on early bases, a supplementary proof of a democratic and viable electoral system.

The laws that are governing the presidential elections are governed by the Constitution, the Constitutional Law on Elections (Election Law), and regulations of the Central Election Commission (CEC).

The assessment process considered that Kazakhstan is a viable and fully committed party to all major international and regional instruments related to the holding of democratic elections and had continuously and full abiding by his international democratic regulations.

There have been no changes to the Election Law since the last elections held in 2011, and we have to mention that in 2011 the Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation had find that the law and regulation governing the electoral process in Kazakhstan are completely corresponding to international laws and regulation insuring a perfect electoral process.

 The authorities Kazakhstan authorities underlined in all public statements their nation commitment to conduct elections in compliance with the principles of openness, transparency and fairness.

 The election will be administered by a complex and modern system of commissions, composed of Central Electoral Commission and including number of  14 Territorial Election Commissions and the City Election Commissions for Astana`s and Almaty`s regions, 207 District Election Commissions, and more than 9,000 Local Election Commissions (LECs).

The Central Electoral Commission composition and activity is fully independent and in perfect correspondence with international laws and regulations insuring the independence of electoral and monitoring process.

In the list of democratic provisions the Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation noted:

The fact that all citizens over 18 years of age have the right to vote, there is a nationwide electronic voter list to identify duplicate entries.

Presidential candidates are required to be citizens by birth, at least 40 years old, fluent in the state language, and officially resident in Kazakhstan for at least 15 years.

The same recommendation is made on this element as in 2011: The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation considers necessary a general recommendation for all states to include such provisions in their electoral laws insuring a perfect national representations to the highest office of the land.  

The Election Law guarantees the right to conduct an unimpeded campaign for or against any candidate.

In the democratic landscape of Kazakhstan, the Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation noted the existence of a powerful independent media, with an impressive number of mass media entities operating in the country.

Also a full independent television network is offering a perfect dialogue and information source.

The Kazakhstan Constitution guarantees freedom of speech and prohibits censorship.

Keeping in mind that no elections can be considered as free and democratic without the presence of international observers the Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation decided to support Kazakhstan electoral process and democratic credential by monitoring and observing all stages of the 2015, 26 April Early Presidential Election in Kazakhstan.

 

The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation has monitored the full electoral process, candidate registration, and the campaign, media, and Election Day procedures with an on-site mission between 22-29 April 2015.

Turkestan Election Committee

Turkestan Election Committee

III. ELECTION CLIMATE ANALYSES

  1. FACT FINDING

Kazakhstan is a fully flagged democratic republic, respecting the equilibrium of powers and balanced distribution of constitutional powers.

The president is acting in full respect of the democratic system and the country has a long tradition of political process in a democratic manner and with all the guarantees for an inclusive and democratic process.

The institutional system is offering a perfect balanced voice to parliamentary and representations system.

The 26 April 2015 Early Presidential Election where convened in a perfect transparent and inclusive manner at the request of the highest representative and democratic institution in the country: Assembly of people of Kazakhstan.

The decision was upheld fully constitutional and legal based by the Constitutional Council.

The democratic initiative for an early presidential election was supported by the Kazakhstan Parliament and, on 25 February, the Kazakhstan President announced the election would be held on 26 April.

As we have mentioned previously the next election will be the fourth consecutive national election to be called early.

On 27 February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan stressed the nation’s commitment to conduct a free and fair election in line with the principles of openness, transparency and fairness.

The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation considers that the electoral process is fundamental, in law provisions and spirit and in technical consideration perfectly administered, offering a perfect climate and an open and inclusive and in full fairness  political discourse resulted in a perfect competitive electoral environment.

  1. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Regarding the previous respect to democratic commitments, the Republic of Kazakhstan has fully respected his international obligations regarding construction of a free electoral consultation.

We must note that: European Council on International Relations has made an in-depth analysis of the electoral law and constitutional framework of the Republic of Kazakhstan during 2011 Kazakhstan Presidential elections.

The focus of this analysis where: the mass media law, the election law, the political laws and the Constitutional Law of Kazakhstan and had operated a surveillance of the measure taken by the Central Electoral Commission in order to insure a free and open election atmosphere.

The conclusion of the European Council on International Relations monitoring commission was that: the necessary steps in order to insure an honest and balanced electoral consultation respecting democratic standards were taken by Government of Kazakhstan.

The European Union monitoring mission insured also the Election Day supervision, the supervision of counting and tabulation of elections results in a significant and representative number of sections and commissions.

The conclusions of the committee findings can be summon up as an endorsement of the law and constitutional provisions of Kazakhstan electoral system.     

 

In the 26 April 2015 the same principles and laws are applying as in 2011 elections case.

The primary legal framework for presidential elections includes the Constitution, the Constitutional Law on Elections (Election Law), and regulations of the Central Election Commission (CEC). Other relevant laws include the Law on the President, the Law on Political Parties, the Civil Procedures Code, the Criminal Code, the Administrative Offences Code, the Law on Peaceful Assemblies, and various local regulations related to public assemblies. Kazakhstan is a party to major international and regional instruments related to the holding of democratic elections

 The president is directly elected by popular vote in a two-round system.

To be elected in the first round of voting, a candidate must receive more than half of all votes cast.

If no candidate reaches the required majority, the two candidates receiving the most votes contest a second round within two months of the first round, in which the candidate who receives the higher number of votes is considered elected.

 A 2007 constitutional amendment reduced the presidential term from seven to five years and exempted the first president – the incumbent President Nazarbayev – from the established limit of two consecutive terms.

 In 2010, the first president was given the privileged legal status of Kazakhstan’s „Leader of the Nation” according to a parliamentary vote and respecting the constitutional framework, in a fully law abiding manner.

 The incumbent president has been in office since 1991 and had a proven history of respecting the democratic rule of political process and respecting constitutional and legal boundaries.

  1. ELECTION SUPERVISIONS AND ADMINISTRATION

The election will be administered by a four-layer system of election commissions. The election administration comprises the CEC, 14 Territorial Election Commissions and the City Election Commissions of Astana and Almaty (collectively referred to as TECs), 207 District Election Commissions (DECs), and more than 9,000 Local Election Commissions (LECs) including some 65 polling stations abroad.

The Republic of Kazakhstan had acquiesce to the fallowing instrumental accords for up-holding democratic values: the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1979 Convention for Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 2003 Convention against Corruption, 2006 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,, and the 2002 Convention on the Standards of Democratic Elections, Electoral Rights and Freedoms in the Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Kazakhstan is also a fully flagged member of the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission, a supplementary proof of the country definitive election of the democratic ways.

Membership and submission to all the previously noted agreements and treaty are creating a perfect election environment in accordance with international laws.

  1. PROCEDURES FOR CANDIDATE NOMINATION AND REGISTRY

The Constitution and electoral law are offering the climate for an inclusive and representative participation in the electoral race: the presidential candidate may be nominated through self-nomination or by a public association, including a political party.  All equally candidates are required to be citizens by birth, to have at least 40 years old, to be fluent in the Kazakh language (a condition to be observed by the Linguistic Commission, an independent body that should provide its conclusions to the Central Electoral Commission who will make the final decision on candidatures), and to be an officially resident of Kazakhstan for at least 15 years.

The nomination period that had ended on 15 March 2015 had permitted for three candidates to outline their candidature and obtain at least 93,000 valid signatures equally representing at least two-thirds of the regions as well as the cities of Astana and Almaty.

In addition they need to pay an election deposit of 1,060,000 Kazakhstan Tenge (KZT) and present tax declarations for themselves and their spouse.

The necessary prescriptions for barring from standing for office for persons related to crimes of found guilty of corruption-related crimes or administrative offences have being taken.

The language test consists of an examination of prospective candidates‟ reading, writing and speaking abilities.

Three candidates will run in the upcoming early presidential elections in Kazakhstan after law provisions: the incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the challenger from the Communist People’s Party Turgun Syzdykov and self-nominee Abelgazi Kusainov, according to a report from the Central Election Commission.

The time for submission of applications for participation in the presidential election in Kazakhstan ended on March 15.

According to the CEC secretary Bakhyt Meldeshov, as of 2015, March 16, the CEC got 27 applications.

The CEC decided to refuse registration to Limana Koishiyeva, Kanat Turageldiyev, Zharylkap Kalybai and Khasen Kozha-Akhmet, who all successfully passed the Kazakh language but failed to provide all the law required documents.

The CEC also denied registration to six candidates for the presidency of Kazakhstan for failing to appear for the Kazakh language exam which is mandatory under the law): self-nominees Yakobzhan Dzhunisbekov, Kairat Maishev, Aigul Utepova, Kanat Yeszhanov, Amantai Kazhy and Birzhan Dilmagambetov.

Mels Yeleusizov, Zhaksybai Bazilbayev and Mukhamedrakhim Kursabayev withdrew their candidacies on their own, a move the CEC approved.

The registration of candidates came to an end on March 25.

As of 2015 March 26, three candidates have the right to proceed with the election campaigning: Nursultan Nazarbayev, Turgun Syzdykov and Abelgazi Kusainov.

Conclusion:  Under the full scrutiny of the democratic process in Kazakhstan, The  Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation considers that the period of registrations of candidature and the provisions of the law have being full respected and all the necessary procedural steps have being address insuring a perfect democratic character to the first phase of the election procedures.

 

Recommendation: The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation considers that a higher number of signatures on the candidate’s signature list will be a beneficial addition offering a better selection of serious candidates.

  1. CAMPAIGN AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE. ANTI MONEY LAUNDRY PROVISIONS

The election campaign starts on 26 March, the day after the end of candidate registration, and lasts until 24 April, when the silence period starts.

The Election Law guarantees citizens and public associations the right to conduct an unimpeded campaign for or against any candidate. Local authorities are mandated to provide space for the placement of campaign posters on an equal basis and candidates may also post materials on

To finance their campaign, the CEC informed that each candidate is entitled to receive a minimum of KZT seven million (some EUR35, 000) from the state budget. In addition, candidates are allowed to use their own funds and accept donations from citizens and organizations, as well as funds from the nominating body, up to a combined total of KZT 577 million.7

 Foreign and anonymous donations are prohibited.

Candidates are obliged to open dedicated bank accounts for these funds. The banks should notify the CEC if the spending limits are exceeded. Five days after the announcement of the election results, candidates are obliged to submit a report on their campaign finance to the election administration.

The CEC adopted a resolution on the campaign expenditures to be covered from the state budget. Each candidate is provided with funds for a fifteen minutes speech on TV, a ten-minute speech on the radio, as well as to publish two articles in printed newspapers.

According to the CEC the amount of funding provided to candidates for their election campaigning in the media was calculated based on the existing rates provided by the Committee for Communications, Computerization and Information of the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan.

“Funds in the amount of 5,250,000 tenge ($28,237) are allocated to the candidates for a 15-minute speech.

For the 10-minute presentation of the program on the radio each candidate receives 200,000 tenge ($1,075). To publish two printed articles each candidate receives 810,000 tenge ($4,356). Candidates will also receive funds to rent premises for meetings with voters in the amount of 200,000 tenge and another 250,000 tenge ($1,345) to print out campaign materials. Each of the registered candidates will receive 300,000 tenge ($1,613) for travel expenses,” the CEC said.

 

Conclusions:  The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation stated that offering a full financial support and insuring transparency and strict supervision policies are all decisions destined to  discouraging money laundry, political corruption and in offering a fare and equal based financial support for all candidates, a fundamental base of democratic elections.

The Election Law is the main legal source addressing candidate rights to campaign in the media, providing equal access to state-funded airtime and print space, as well as the right to purchase additional airtime and space. Each candidate is entitled to 15 minutes of free airtime on television, 10 minutes of free airtime on radio, and 2 free articles in newspapers. For paid advertisement, all media are obliged to provide the price list of paid advertisements to the CEC, no later than 10 days after the election is announced.

  1. FINAL CONCLUSIONS ON ELECTION OBSERVATION

One of the most important aspects in organizing internationally recognized and valid electoral process is the presence of international and internally accepted monitors.

According to Central Electoral Commission a number of 10.000 internal registered observers will by surveying the poll and number of 1.000 international monitors will also insure a country wide supervision of the electoral process.

The Kazakhstan Election Law provides for international and citizen observers, as well as authorized representatives of registered candidates. There is an accreditation procedure and observers are required to present a letter from their nominating organization and their identification documents to the election commission where they will observe the process.

We consider that the electoral system is offering the checks and balances necessary to insure a perfect democratic consultation. 

 Voting in Shymkent

Voting in Shymkent-26 April 2015

  1. PRE-ELECTION PERIOD

The Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation consider that the pre-election period was marked by full transparency, honesty and a calm electoral climate conducive to an all inclusive electoral climate.

We consider that in the early presidential election (26 April 2015) pre-election campaign Kazakhstan has fulfilled all his legal obligation on holding open, free, and fair and equal opportunity driven elections.

The conclusion of the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation monitoring Committee is that: the necessary steps in order to insure an honest and balanced electoral consultation respecting democratic standards were fully taken by The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

As a result on 20th April 2015 the Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation decided to deploy an election mission to follow the Election Day process countrywide, and to supervise the Election Day activities, including voting, counting, and tabulation of results.

We must also underline that: election commissions at all levels handled technical aspects of the election in a professional manner in the pre-election and election period.

Their sessions were openly and transparently monitored by observers and the media.

Verifying election list

Controlling the election list

  1. CONCLUSIONS ON ELECTION DAY AND ELECTIONS RESULTS

          POLITICAL CONTEXT:

The political environment in Kazakhstan is characterized by the presence of strong political parties with national scale activities, with genuine pluralism and a vibrant political discourse.

NGOs operate in a permissive environment, and after 2015 reform bill that is providing supplementary funding for NGO`S, offering opportunities for personal and institutional development and improving the sphere of activity for all NGO`s bodies, in such a manner that they can fulfil their role in providing quality services for Kazakhstani citizens.

Kazakhstan is enjoying a system that is open and full of liberty and the reform on NGO`s field has allowed Kazakhstan to obtain high quality services from the area of civil society.

  1. ELECTION DAY

Election Day was calm, with no obstacle in the voting process and open to all electors in a transparent manner and a turnout of almost 95 per cent was reported.

  1. OPENING OF POLLING STATION AND VOTING

Opening procedures were assessed positively in most polling stations visited.

The voting was done in a normal manner, no signs of forced presence, mass presence or suspicious persons or any control of voters where not observed.

The lack of any coercion in electoral activities was clearly marked.

No electoral tourism or mass migration of electors from one electoral station to another was registered.

There where also some shortcomings as: voters who did not know how to act on electoral sections, the lack of proper instructions in the management of the electoral process were also registered in some cases.

Voting in Uzbek regions

Voting in Uzbek Minority zone-Sauran (Shymkent-South Kazakhstan region)

  1. COUNTING

The international observers appreciated that the counting was done in an orderly, open and transparent manner, allowing for the viewing and registration of each vote; no staffing of urns was reported.

Some minor glitches where reported as: lack of information regarding the opening and manipulation of mobile urns, lack of clear procedures regarding annulled votes.

The overall climate of the counting process was an open and transparent one.

Election supervision

Opening the urns and counting the votes 

 

  1. TABULATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS OF RESULTS

The tabulation process throughout the whole country was transparent in compliance with the Kazakhstan international assumed obligations of Copenhagen Document prescribing that the results will be:  “counted and reported honestly”

Counting every vote on kazakhstani presidential elections 2015

Every vote counts:26 April 2015

  1. FINAL CONCLUSIONS ON ELECTORAL RESULTS OF KAZAKHSTAN EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS ON 26 APRIL 2015

In the final conclusions of the observation and monitoring activities opened on the territory of Republic of Kazakhstan between 22-29 April 2015 the Election Monitoring Committee of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation decided:

The pre-election period and campaign was characterized by a free and open legislation, encompassing all the necessary legal and constitutional procedures granting any Kazakhstan society member the right to partake on the election, to present and promote his candidature and to have the opportunity to express his views and vote.

The campaign climate was peaceful, open with no pressures upon the voters, with anti-money laundry provision insuring an equal opportunity climate for all the candidates.

The Election Day activities where conducted in a transparent manner, without pressure or state authorities’ intervention in a manner conducive to allowing the free expression of the Kazakh people.

The Early Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan held on 26 April 2015 where assessed by “1026 representatives of foreign states, international organizations and foreign media,” according to Kazakhstan’s Central Electoral Commission (CEC) .

Additionally a number of  10.000 internal observers where deployed at all polling stations in the country offering the necessary checks and balances for an  democratic electoral process.

In conclusion we appreciate that the vote of 26 April 2015 has expressed in a democratic manner the views and the decision of Kazakhstan people and the electoral process was clearly transparent, open, all inclusive and genuine democratic in nature and organization.

ANNEXED DOCUMENTS

  1. FINAL ELECTION RESULT ON PROVINCES OF KAZAKHSTAN

REPORT

On the results of early elections of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, on April 26, 2015

April 26, 2015 held a special election of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The voter turnout was 95.22%.

On the basis of the protocols of oblast, Astana and Almaty election commissions on the results of the counting of votes at the extraordinary elections of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, on April 26, 2015, the Central Election Commission It reports that voter lists for a single national constituency included 9,547,864 people, of whom took part in the vote 9,090,920 people, or 95.21 percent. Outside the polling voted 152,016 voters.

Candidates for the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan ran for 3 people.

In voting the candidates for President of the Republic of Kazakhstan gained the following number of votes: Akmola oblast:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 449 votes or 0.10 percent of voters who took part in voting;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 438,917 votes, or 98.42 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 6,600 votes or 1.48 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

In the Aktobe region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 1906 votes or 0.44 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 420,824 votes, or 97.60 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 8,450 votes or 1.96 percent of voters who participated in voting;

Almaty region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 1951 votes or 0.21 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 919,096 votes, or 98.94 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 7896 votes, or 0.85 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

The Atyrau region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 1,736 votes or 0.60 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 284,215 votes, or 98.22 per cent of voters who took voting;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 3406 votes or 1.18 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

On the East Kazakhstan region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 4,559 votes or 0.55 percent of voters, who participated in voting,

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 810,754 votes, or 98.37 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 8,875 votes or 1.08 percent of voters, who took part in the vote,

In Zhambyl region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 3,167 votes or 0.63 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 492,148 votes, or 97.90 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 7390 votes or 1.47 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

On the West Kazakhstan:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 2,741 votes or 0.71 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 378,819 votes, or 98.13 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 4,478 votes or 1, 16 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

In Karaganda region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 8,480 votes or 1.07 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 779 191 votes or 98, 30 per cent of voters who took part in voting;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 4,995 votes or 0.63 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

In Kostanai region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 5,050 votes or 0.97 percent of voters, who participated in voting,

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 507,806 votes or 97.55 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 7,704 votes or 1.48 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Kyzylorda oblast:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 3,465 votes or 0.90 percent of the vote, who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 378,443 votes or 98.10 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 3864 votes, or 1.0 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Mangistau region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 707 votes or 0.24 percent of voters, who took part in the voting,

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 287,279 votes, or 97.54 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 6538 votes or 2.22 percent of voters who took participate in the vote;

In Pavlodar region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 3,060 votes or 0.70 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 429,994 votes, or 98.35 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 4153 votes or 0.95 percent of voters, who took part in the vote,

In the North-Kazakhstan region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 1878 votes or 0.51 percent of voters, who participated in voting,

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 362,068 votes or 98.33 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 4271 votes or 1.16 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

The South-Kazakhstan region:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 5242 votes or 0.43 percent of voters who participated voting;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 1207826 votes, or 98.40 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 14,361 votes or 1.17 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

In the city of Astana:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 1331 votes or 0.34 percent of voters, who took part in the voting,

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 385,715 votes, or 98.54 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 4384 votes or 1.12 percent of voters who took part in voting;

In Almaty:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 11,996 votes or 1.48 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 750,155 votes, or 92.55 per cent of voters who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 48391 votes or 5.97 percent of voters, who took part in the vote,

In the Republic of Kazakhstan:

Kusainov Abelgazi Kaliakparovich – 57,718 votes or 0.64 percent of voters, who participated in voting,

Nursultan Nazarbayev – 8,833,250 votes, or 97.75 percent of the vote who took part in the vote;

Syzdykov Turgun Iskakovich – 145,756 votes or 1.61 percent of voters who took part in the vote;

In accordance with Article 65 of the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 28 September 1995 “On elections in the Republic of Kazakhstan” is considered to be elected President of the Republic Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, born 1940, Kazakh, and member of the party “Nur Otan”, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, lives in Astana.

Source: Central Election Commission

of the Republic of Kazakhstan

  1. FINAL ELECTION RESULTS ON THE COUNTRY LEVEL

Candidate

Party

Votes

%

Nursultan Nazarbayev

Nur Otan

8,833,250

97.75

Turgun Syzdykov

Communist People’s Party

145,756

1.61

Abelgazi Kusainov

Independent

57,718

0.64

Invalid/blank votes

54,196

Total

9,090,920

100

Registered voters/turnout

9,547,864

95.21

Source: CEC

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