5 May 2022 17:55

Referendum on Kazakh constitutional amendments scheduled for June 5

NUR-SULTAN. May 5 (Interfax) - Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has signed a decree on holding a referendum on constitutional amendments on June 5, the presidential press service said.

"I decree: To hold a republican referendum on June 5, 2022," the decree, which was published on the presidential website on Thursday, said.

The president has decided to hold a national referendum on the bill on amendments and addenda to the Kazakh constitution, with the following question: "Do you accept the changes and additions to the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan set forth in the bill 'On Amendments and Addenda to the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan,' which was published in the media on May 6, 2022?"

This decree and the draft law on amendments and additions to the Kazakh constitution will be published in the media on May 6, it said.

The organization and conduct of the republican referendum is entrusted to the Central Election Commission (CEC), which performs the functions of the Central Referendum Commission, as well as to territorial and district election commissions, which operate as territorial and district referendum commissions.

The Kazakh government jointly with the CEC, and other central state bodies and local executive bodies have been tasked with undertaking measures required for the organization and holding of the republican referendum.