A message from the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to citizens of the country

Dear compatriots!

I am speaking to each and every one of you.

In accordance with the Constitution of our country, I decided to conduct an extraordinary election of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on June 9, 2019.

I have turned to the Leader of the Nation, Nursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev, for advice.

I have consulted with speakers of both Houses of the Parliament and the Prime Minister.

The Constitutional Council and I have agreed about my decision.

I have met leaders of the Parliament parties.

The decision about the extraordinary election is urgent and necessary.

Thanks to the Leader of the Nation, we built a successful country which has power in the world. Kazakhstan took an important position in the international community. Our country is to be reckoned with all around the world.

Currently, all of us are living a historic moment.

The supreme power in Kazakhstan was delegated in a peaceful atmosphere, in full accordance with the Constitution. This made the whole world respect Kazakhstan.

Since the moment I took office of the President, I have traveled across our regions and I know the sentiments of our people. I meet the intelligentsia, working communities, representatives of business, investors and international public figures.

I have concluded that we are moving in the right direction. Our wise nation is unity. The State as the greatest value of our Independence remains immutable.

Therefore, I firmly believe that the extraordinary election of the Head of State is absolutely necessary.

In order to ensure social and political agreement, confidently move forward and solve tasks of social and economic development, we need to eliminate any uncertainty.

Moreover, the global situation is changing rapidly and definitely not in the most beneficial way for us. We have to prove continuity, predictability and stability of our domestic and international politics. We need to continue working on effective and successful fulfilling of social programs and strategy of the Leader of the Nation.

This can only be achieved through direct expression of the people's will at the election.

Kazakhstan is a democratic state. And its President is to be elected according to the will of its people.

As the current Head of State, I guarantee that the election will be honest, open and fair!

This is my principled position!

We are facing big tasks. I trust the wisdom of our nation.

Dear compatriots!

Our folk wisdom says: “Where there is unity, there is creation to come". (“Бірлік бар жерде, тірлік бар!").

I call on you to treat this upcoming election with full responsibility.

Your decision will determine the future of the country and destiny of every Kazakh family!

Created at : 9.04.2019, 11:05, Updated at : 9.04.2019, 11:05