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The ban on elections in Zhanaozen canceled

2012-01-11 13:15

Kazakhstan's Constitutional Council hasn't managed to override the veto of President Nursultan Nazarbayev on the ban on parliamentary elections were held in the city Zhanaozen.

Prior to January 31, in Zhanaozen, where in December of last year there were riots, there is a regime of emergency imposed. In this regard, the Constitutional Council last week decided that elections, scheduled for January 15, cannot be held.


Under the legislation, the revision of the Constitutional Council decision is possible under presidential initiative and for protection the rights and freedoms of man and citizen.

On the eve, President Nursultan Nazarbayev vetoed a decision by the CC, explaining the decision by violation of the constitutional rights of residents of Zhanaozen to participate in elections.

"January 10, the head of state made an objection to the additional resolution of the Constitutional Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan №1, dated January 6, which implies the impossibility of holding the elections of deputies of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Maslikhats in Zhanaozen of Mangistau region", said in the statement of press service.

Introducing the objection, the president of Kazakhstan took into account the concerns of residents of Zhanaozen about the fact that that decision of the CC limited their voting rights, provided by the Constitution and laws of the country, explained in the press service.

Thus, the sole purpose of this decision of the head of state is to provide to the residents of Zhanaozen opportunities to exercise constitutional right to elect and be elected to state and local authorities, Interfax reported.

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