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NUR-SULTAN, June 5, 2019 – There are just a few days left until Kazakhstan's snap presidential election, scheduled for June 9. The election of the President of Kazakhstan is one of the most important political events in the country, and has aroused great interest from the global community.
The accreditation of foreign media has now closed. Throughout the electoral period, the country's Foreign Minister, together with the Central Election Commission, registered observers from foreign countries, international organizations, as well as the media that have come to cover the election process.
The Foreign Ministry has accredited 227 foreign journalists from more than 40 countries (for reference: 168 foreign media representatives were registered for the presidential election in 2015). Moreover, 121 foreign media correspondents have received permanent accreditation from the ministry. This is representative of the great interest of the global community in Kazakhstan, as well as the ongoing political and social development of the country.
Foreign journalists have the right to observe the election process, subject to a certificate of permanent or temporary accreditation issued by the Foreign Ministry.
Moreover, the Constitutional Law On Elections contains a provision allowing observers of foreign states and international organizations, as well as foreign media representatives, to attend the election accompanied by an interpreter, upon presentation of an accreditation certificate.