I have been preparing for this for more than three years - Nazarbayev on resignation
Photo by Kazpravda.kz Adilbek Tauekelov
The first President of Kazakhstan - Elbasy, the chairman of the party "Nur Otan" Nursultan Nazarbayev at the extraordinary XIX congress of the party "Nur-Otan" told when the decision was made to resign from the post of President of Kazakhstan, Kazpravda.kz reports.
"Such decisions are not made in one day or in one month. I have been preparing for this decision for several years, more than three years," said Nazarbayev.
"Let us elect Tokayev as President and support him. Thank you all very much for the kind words addressed to me," said Nazarbayev.
It became known earlier that the First President of Kazakhstan - Elbasy, the chairman of the Nur Otan party, Nursultan Nazarbayev, nominated Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev to participate in the election of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan from the Nur-Otan party.
Recall, March 19, Nursultan Nazarbayev announced the termination of his powers of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev was appointed the acting President of Kazakhstan. March 20, after taking the oath, Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev took office as the President of Kazakhstan.
On April 9, Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev announced the holding of extraordinary elections of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on June 9, 2019.
On 12 April, the CEC approved the requirements for candidates for the Presidency of Kazakhstan.
Later it became known that the Government will allocate 9.4 billion tenge from the reserve for holding extraordinary presidential elections.
The decision to hold early elections was commented by experts.