Three Presidential Candidates Continue Campaigns across Kazakhstan

ASTANA – Presidential candidates Abelgazy Kussainov, incumbent Nursultan Nazarbayev and Turgun Syzdykov and their campaigns are continuing election canvassing across Kazakhstan.

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Self-nominated candidate Abelgazy Kussainov.

This week, self-nominated candidate Abelgazy Kussainov visited a number of cities in the West Kazakhstan Oblast to promote his candidacy.

During the meeting with public officials in Aktobe on April 13, Kussainov spoke on the key aspects of his election platform, which is based on defining and solving ecological issues. Kussainov met with students and teachers at the Aktobe College of Transport, Communications and Technologyon April 14. He held a similar meeting at Atyrau College for the Humanities on April 16.

“Our primary objectives should be starting to use our natural resources in a rational and planned manner, protecting the environment, introducing a planned system of state control, organising international and public events aimed at the rational use, protection and restoration of natural resources and securing Kazakhstan’s material and cultural needs for future generations,” Kussainov said while addressing the public.

“We need to develop civic participation on environmental issues and conservation activities. People must understand the need to preserve our ecological balance,” he summed up.

Representatives of the National Election Campaign of Nursultan Nazarbayev who does not officially campaign also visited the West Kazakhstan region. In Uralsk, they held meetings with students of the Zhangir Khan West Kazakhstan Agrarian Technical University, employees of the West Kazakhstan Engineering Company and Agrofirma Akas, a dairy farm, as well as with representatives of ethnic and cultural associations on April 13.

The next day, April 14, the staff visited the Atyrau oblast, where they presented their candidate’s platform to employees of the Atyrau Oil Refinery and Chevron MunaiGas. Also, campaign members took part at a gathering in the Zhaik Sports Palace where thousands of people came together to support the nation’s leader.

Later on, a meeting with labour veterans from the Atyrau oblast was held.

Members of the Nazarbayev campaign then moved to the Mangistau Oblast on April 15 to meet the staff of the Aktau International Sea Trade Port, the Aktau Foundry and doctors from the Regional Blood Сentre.

Election campaign representatives moved to the Aktobe Oblast on April 16 to meet state workers, entrepreneurs and employees of the Aktyubrentgen Ferroalloy Plant, as well as representatives of veteran groups and patriotic organisations.

Meanwhile, the campaign of Turgun Syzdykov in Karaganda and East Kazakhstan oblasts informed the public of the advantages of his platform. The press service of the Communist People’s Party of Kazakhstan (CPPK) stated that the public fully agrees with the notion that “Western culture is negatively impacting Kazakhstan’s young generation.”

“Our campaign events are being held by standard guidelines and without any excess, we actively hold meetings with the public and explain our electoral programme,” members of the CPPK regional campaign stated.

Syzdykov paid a personal visit to the West Kazakhstan Agrarian Technical University on April 14. The candidate travelled to Astana to address employees of the AstanaGas Service that same day.

CPPK members from the Atyrau and Aktobe headquarters reported on the progress made. According to a statement, presidential candidate Syzdykov lives and eats modestly.

“Faithful to the ideals of the party, the communist does not allow himself anything extra and does not succumb to the temptation of Western advertising. He eats simple modest food, does not accept any luxury, or the cult of material wealth; he is engaged in self-development and cares about people,” the head of the Aktobe election campaign said.

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