April 30, was held a conference the Association of Political Studies of Kazakhstan, the Expert Club "SARAPSHY" and the Department of Political Science and Political Technologies of the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University on the topic: “Presidential elections - 2019: specifics of the upcoming campaign”. The event was attended by prominent Kazakhstani experts, political scientists, researchers, representatives of the media. There was a lively exchange of views, an enthusiastic discussion between the participants regarding the upcoming elections to the post of head of state, the transit of power. In particular, experts discussed the specificity of the election campaign, its features, focused on the distinctive characteristics of the upcoming elections from the campaigns of previous years.
Also, the focus was on the issue of transit of power, the duration of the transit period and its speed. Participants noted the formation of a new socio-political reality, the revitalization of the political process in the country and the manifestation of interest from civil society. Separately, the issue of electoral culture and youth participation in the political process was raised.
From KazISS took part in the conference, Head of the KazISS Representative Office in Almaty Assel Aben, and the Chief Researcher Yury Buluktayev, who noted in his speech that the presidential elections in Kazakhstan are taking place in a new reality.