Amendments to the Constitution enter into force

The country has summarized the results of the referendum

As the head of the Central Election Commission Nurlan Abdirov said, all the amendments to the Constitution of Kazakhstan have entered into force.

The official noted that according to the national referendum law any decision is mandatory for the entire country if it’s approved in a nationwide referendum.

Today, the Central Election Commission has confirmed that the election turnout on the referendum was 68.05%. The vast majority of those who took part in the referendum said yes to the amendments while 18.66% of voters said the opposite.

This data is close to the preliminary figures announced by Kogamdik Pikir, a public opinion research organization. The institute reported that 70.1% of eligible voters took part in the plebiscite on Sunday: 74.8% of them voted for the amendments to be approved and 25.2% said no to the reforms.

On June 5, Kazakhstan conducted a nationwide referendum devoted to amendments to the national Constitution. The updated Constitution is going to be the basis for large-scale political and economic reforms initiated by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

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