Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies

under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Address to the People of Kazakhstan by President

of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

A strong system «Responsible State - Responsible Society - 

Responsible Person» must be perpetuated in our country.

In Nur-Sultan, in January 8, 2021, a round table was held to discuss the pre-election agenda in Kazakhstan. The event was organized by the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

During the event, experts discussed the upcoming parliamentary elections in the context of modernizing public and political life, considered the constitutional foundations of the electoral process, analyzed the features of the pre-election activity of political parties, as well as trends and political technological innovations of the election campaign. In addition, within the framework of the expert discussion, issues of gender balance and the practice of independent observation of elections in Kazakhstan have been considered.

Opening the event, director of the KazISS under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Zarema Shaukenova noted: “In political terms, the year 2021 in Kazakhstan starts with the parliamentary elections, which are now riveted by great attention both inside the country and abroad. These elections are a logical continuation of modernization and political reforms.

Political parties have demonstrated a high ability to quickly adapt to a new format of work in a pandemic. Some of the events were held online using modern communication channels. "

Well-known statesmen and public figures, political experts, members of the National Council of Public Trust under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, representatives of the academic community, as well as Kazakh and Russian journalists took part in the round table. The moderator of the event was Zarema Shaukenova, Director of the KazISS under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Among participants were State, political and public figure Yermukhamet Yertysbayev, director of the Expert Institute of European Law and Human Rights Marat Bashimov, chairman of the board of the Association of Environmental Organizations of Kazakhstan Aigul Solovyeva, director of the Center for Contemporary Research "Alternative", member of the National Council of Public Trust under To the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Andrey Chebotaryev, Director of the Institute of Applied Ethnopolitical Research LLP of the Ministry of Information and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Talgat Kaliyev, economist Askar Kysykov, political scientists Zhanar Tulindinova and Maxim Kaznacheev, chief research fellow of the KazISS under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Lesya Karatayeva, lecturers of the ENU after L.N. Gumilyov Indira Rystina and Zhuldyzai Iskakova and others.

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