Kazakhstan invites observers to referendum on constitutional amendments
Kazakhstan invites international observers to referendum on constitutional amendments
The Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan, which performs the functions of the Central Referendum Commission, at a meeting on Friday adopted a resolution regarding the activities of observers of foreign states, international organizations, representatives of foreign media during the republican referendum scheduled for June 5, RIA Novosti correspondent reports.
President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Thursday signed a decree on the appointment of a republican referendum on June 5 on the adoption of amendments and additions to the constitution.
As Secretary of the Central Election Commission Mukhtar Yerman explained at the meeting, in accordance with the law, observers from foreign states and international organizations can be present during the referendum, whose powers are certified in the manner established by the Central Referendum Commission.
According to the resolution, observers of foreign states and international organizations can participate in voting observation at the invitation of the chairman of the Central Referendum Commission and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the republic.
Observers of foreign states and international organizations are accredited by the Central Referendum Commission on the proposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, he explained.
According to him, a headquarters for international monitoring has been opened at the Foreign Ministry.
“Accredited observers of foreign states and international organizations are issued an accreditation certificate of the form established by the Central Referendum Commission, which is the basis for their activities during the referendum period. A representative of a foreign media can observe the referendum if they have an accreditation certificate issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” Yerman said. .
He clarified that the accreditation process ends at 18.00 (Nur-Sultan time) five days before voting day – May 30.