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Kazakh presidential election

Snap presidential elections are set to be held in Kazakhstan on 20 November 2022 to elect the President of Kazakhstan. This will be the seventh presidential election held since Kazakhstan's independence in 1991 and a sixth consecutive snap election since 1999.

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Kazakh presidential election
Kazakh presidential election

Time & Location

Nov 20, 2022, 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM GMT+6


About the Event

Originally scheduled for December 2024, President Tokayev during his annual State of the Nation Address held in September 2022 following the January unrest and the subsequent constitutional referendum called for snap presidential elections to be held in autumn of this year as well as increasing the presidential term to a nonrenewable seven-year term via constitutional amendment after the vote. From there, Tokayev also announced his intention to initially run for reelection in a second five-year term. However, this led to confusion and legality of Tokayev's proposals regarding his term of office with speculations that it would allow him serve more than two terms as president and as a result, Tokayev on 12 September appealed to the Constitutional Council with his proposed seven-year presidential term law drafted by the ruling Amanat party legislators to be instead adopted prior elections and set his second term to become essentially a final one. On 13 September, the Constitutional Council in a decision ruled in favour of Tokayev's request,  and with the Parliament's ratification, the proposed amendments on 17 September were signed into law by Tokayev. He then set the election date through a presidential decree on 21 September.

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