The extraordinary presidential elections in Kazakhstan expected Nursultan Nazarbayev won. He led the country since 1989, when he became the first secretary of the Communist Party. The official results of the current presidential elections in Kazakhstan resemble protocols voting in the Soviet Union — the turnout was 90 percent, for Nazarbayev was given to 95.5 percent of the vote.
Belarusian and Kazakh political scientists compare the "elegant victory," Nazarbayev to the fact he won the last election, Alexander Lukashenko.
Nursultan Nazarbayev's rivals were three candidates, all of them have already conceded defeat and congratulated the winner. A candidate Mels Elyavzisav even said that he voted for Nazarbayev. CIS observers have traditionally recognized the elections as democratic standards, established in Kazakhstan Public Oversight Commission for early elections and called democratic elections and the relevant legislation. Nazarbayev himself has called 95.5 percent of the votes cast for him, a sensation for Western states.
Meanwhile OSCE observers said that the elections were held at the wrong level. "Many of the weaknesses identified in previous elections, are still taking place, and in this election," — said Head of OSCE ODIHR Daan Everts. The head of the delegation of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Tonino Picula, "these elections have shown that democratic institutions in Kazakhstan have not grown to the same extent as the economy of the country."
Observers say the use of administrative resources in favor of Nazarbayev, but the election results so far no one disputes, protests there. Member of Parliament of Kazakhstan says analyst Kamal Burhanav:
"Protest nobody. Who would boycott the elections — did not come, who would like to express his desire — he went for whom he would vote — and I voted for that. Urns transparent election campaign — clean, open."
Mr. Burhanav compare election campaign in Belarus and Kazakhstan considers incorrect. In Kazakhstan, Nazarbayev managed for 20 years to build a system that meets the requirements of the general population, he said. However, that Nazarbayev may remain in power for life, not against the law, says Kamal Burhanav:
"We have a president — the founder of the state, the creator of independent Kazakhstan. Exactly why he gave the right to Parliament by approving the law on the first president, that it is only as the founder of the state has the right to an unlimited number of times to put forward his candidacy."
Society of Kazakhstan, as well as Belarus, does not have the ability to change themselves through the election authority, — the Belarusian human rights activist Vladimir Labkovich, who was once deported from Kazakhstan's participation in election observation:
"In Kazakhstan, as in Belarus, the election procedure is completely under the control of the authorities. Should be noted that the real Kazakh opposition did not participate in this election, she boycotted them, and those candidates who participated in them (the chairman of the Patriotic Party, representatives of the Communist and Ecological Party) — are technical candidates who fulfill the role of partners Nazarbayev in this election. At a time when completely destroyed the political field, it looks like very much to Belarus if there is no free action of political parties, public associations, and these are the results — 90 percent. "
According to Vladimir Labkovich in Kazakhstan is less aggressive repressive machine, the smaller scale of repression than in Belarus, and the electoral procedure showed a semblance of democratic standards of performance, we used the same transparent ballot boxes, which did not exist in Belarus.
Kazakh political scientist Andrei Chebotarev said that their company really is no such manalitnastsi, which authorities say — rather, apathy reigns in society:
"There is still the very society in general has not reached such a state that it is possible to change the power or the election, or to object if something does not suit. Can not say that the elections were democratic or not, they were very calm, stable, there was some kind of confrontation between the authorities and the opposition, as was the case in 1999 and 2005. What government really needed — is to appear in the organization, which, in principle, they did. "