31 May 2019 18:44

Almost 1,000 observers from intl organizations accredited to election in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN. May 31 (Interfax) - The Central Elections Commission of Kazakhstan (CEC) has accredited 967 representatives of international organizations to monitor the presidential election due for June 9, CEC member Zauresh Baimoldina said.

"As of May 31, the total number of observers from international organizations and foreign states was 967 persons," Baimoldina said at a Friday session of the commission in Nur-Sultan.

She said that this week the CEC had received applications from the Kazakh Foreign Ministry to accredit observers from the CIS mission, the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, the ODIHR OSCE mission, the Parliamentary Assembly of CSTO, the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

"In addition, there are 91 observers from 31 foreign states, including representatives of the central election authorities of India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan," Baimoldina said.

Information about observers is updated as new applications for accreditation are received, she said.