Tokayev promised not to take “repressive measures” against the protesters :: Politics :: RBC

The President did not rule out protests in Kazakhstan amid parliamentary elections. The media reported that the opposition took to the streets in Almaty, it was blocked by the police. Mobile internet interruptions in the city

Kasym-Jomart Tokayev

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The law enforcement bodies of Kazakhstan will act strictly in accordance with the law during possible rallies in connection with the parliamentary elections in the country. This was stated by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, transfers Tengrinews.

“Protest moods exist in all countries of the world, as it turned out. Therefore, as far as the police are concerned, they will act strictly in accordance with the law. No repressive measures will be taken against protest moods, ”the president said.


Early presidential elections begin in Kyrgyzstan


Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

On January 10, Kazakhstan began elections for deputies of the Mazhilis – the country’s parliament. Five parties take part in them: People’s Party of Kazakhstan, Nur Otan, People’s Democratic Patriotic Party “Auyl”, Democratic Party of Kazakhstan “Ak Zhol”, political party “Adal”. In addition, citizens elect deputies of maslikhats – local legislative bodies.

how reports Interfax-Kazakhstan is holding a rally in Alma-Ata, which considers the elections to the legislative assembly illegitimate. According to the newspaper, the police blocked representatives of the Democratic Party of Kazakhstan, led by its leader Zhanbolat Mamai, on Republic Square in the city center. Several dozen protesters were reported.

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