In Kazakhstan, the turnout at the elections of deputies of the lower house of parliament by 14:00 (11:00 Moscow time) was 43.9 percent, TASS reports, citing the country’s Central Election Commission.
The highest voter turnout is noted in the North Kazakhstan region. 58.2 percent of residents have already voted there. In Alma-Ata, the turnout was 21.9 percent, in Nur-Sultan – 37 percent.
In the last parliamentary elections in March 2016, the turnout by 14:00 local time was 60.22 percent.
Earlier, the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, voted in the election of deputies to the lower house of the country’s parliament. He called the current elections a step forward in the development of the country’s democracy and expressed the hope that different parties will be represented in parliament.
Regular elections of deputies of the lower house of parliament, as well as local representative bodies, are being held in Kazakhstan on Sunday.