Political parties create a coalition to support Tokayev

Senior news correspondent
As Kazakhstan prepares for the snap presidential election

Kazakhstan’s political parties have united into the people’s coalition to support the candidacy of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the acting president of the country.

«Today we have made a strategic choice and now we shall unite behind Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as we all pursue the same goal. Of course, many other political parties also propose Tokayev as a candidate. That is why we have united with these parties and agreed to establish the people’s coalition in support of Tokayev,» said Erlan Koshanov, head of the Amanat political party during the 24th urgent congress of the party.

Today, on October 6, President Tokayev must take part in a meeting where details of his campaign will be discussed.

Members of the Amanat party have already voted for Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as their candidate for the upcoming presidential elections.

The People’s Party of Kazakhstan has also made a similar decision.

Earlier, the candidacy of Tokayev was supported by the public association Qazaqstan Team.

According to the Ministry of Justice, any candidate can decide on his own what public association he will run with.

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