|Posted by European Council on International Relations on May 5, 2015 at 10:10 AM|
On 5th May 2015 the presentation of the ASSESSMENT OF EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN KAZAKHSTAN ON 26 APRIL 2015 was held in a public ceremony.
The assessment report was compiled by European delegation lead by President of European Council on International Relation, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
President Anton Caragea on International Press Conference
Meeting the local and international press: Professor Dr. Anton Caragea presents the ASSESSMENT OF EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN KAZAKHSTAN ON 26 APRIL 2015.
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 European delegation had monitored the electoral process in Kazakhstan.
The delegation headed by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-President of European Council on International Relation 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.
Every vote is counted! Every voice is heard! This is the essence of democracy!
The conclusion of the Assessment 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.
Afterwards, the electoral monitoring body has outlined for the mass media some 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.