Kazakhstan to hold televised presidential debates on November 11
Kazakhstan will hold presidential debates on November 11. The candidates will present their election programs, and participate in a discussion and question session. The Central Election Commission has approved the rules for holding the pre-election debate.
“The first round is the election program presentation. This is where each candidate will make a speech to present their election platforms. The participants will have up to three minutes for the presentation. The second round is a discussion session, in which debaters will ask their opponents two questions while answering two questions themselves. 30 seconds will be given to formulate the question and two minutes for each participant to answer it,” Anastassiya Shchegortsova, member of the Kazakh Central Election Commission, said.
CEC accredits 271 international presidential election observers
The Central Election Commission has accredited 271 foreign observers to monitor the upcoming presidential elections in Kazakhstan. Since late September, 139 observers from international organizations and eight foreign states have received their accreditation. This month, the country's Foreign Ministry nominated 134 observers, including 24 people from 14 countries.