NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Long-term observers from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) continue to monitor parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan, the Central Election Commission said on December 30.

“The formation of the CIS Observer Mission is nearing completion. It is planned that more than 220 observers from the CIS member states, the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS member states, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia, the CIS Executive Committee will be accredited in its composition,” the CEC’s statement read.

Legislative elections are scheduled to be held in Kazakhstan on 10 January 2021 to elect the members of the Mazhilis.

According to the CEC, Yevgeny Kozyak, became the head of the headquarters of the CIS observer mission. He met with representatives of Kazakh parties.

“International observers from the CIS build their work, guided by the legislation of Kazakhstan, documents adopted within the Commonwealth, without interfering in the electoral process and in the internal affairs of the state,” Kozyak said during the meeting.


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