The head of the state, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, spoke today on the air of republican TV channels with an address to citizens of the country, during which he announced snap elections of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which is held on June 9, 2019, reports with reference to the press relations service of Akorda.

Address of the President of Kazakhstan Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev to the citizens of the country.

Dear compatriots!

I address to each of you.

In accordance with the Constitution of the country, I decided to hold snap elections of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on June 9, 2019.

I consulted with Elbasy - Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev. He consulted with the speakers of both Houses of Parliament, the Prime Minister of the country.

I coordinated my decision with the Constitutional Council.

I met with leaders of parliamentary parties. The decision on early elections is important and necessary.

In virtue of Elbasy, we built a successful, authoritative state in the world.

Kazakhstan has taken a rightful place in the international community. Our country is considered all over the world. Now we are all experiencing a historic moment.

The supreme power in Kazakhstan was transferred in a calm atmosphere in full accordance with the Constitution. This caused respect for Kazakhstan from the world community.

Since taking office, I went on trips to the regions, I know the mood of the people. I meet with the intellectuals, labor collectives, business representatives, investors, international figures.

My conclusion: we are going on the right course. Our wise people are unified. The state, as the highest value of our Independence, is unshakable.

Therefore, I firmly believe that the early election of the Head of State is absolutely necessary.

In order to ensure social and political agreement, to confidently move forward, to solve the tasks of socio-economic development, it is necessary to remove any uncertainty.

In addition, the situation in the world is changing rapidly and far from the best for us. We must confirm the continuity, predictability and stability of our domestic and foreign policy. It is necessary to continue work on the effective, successful implementation of social programs and the strategy of Elbasy. This can be done only by the direct will of the people in the elections.

Kazakhstan is a democratic state. And the President will be elected according to the will of the people.

As the acting Head of State, I guarantee that the elections will be held honestly, openly, fairly!

This is my principal position!

We face big challenges. I believe in the wisdom of our people.

Dear compatriots!

Proverbial wisdom says: “Creation will be there where unity is” («Бірлік бар жерде, тірлік бар!»).

I urge you to treat the future elections with full responsibility. The future of the country and the fate of each Kazakhstani family depend on your decision!