MINSK, 1 June (BelTA) – Observers from the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly (IPA CIS) will monitor the Kazakhstan referendum at overseas polling stations in 14 countries, BelTA learned from the press service of the Secretariat of the IPA CIS Council.
The Central Referendum Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan accredited 57 IPA CIS observers. Among them are MPs from Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The observation group also included employees of the Secretariat of the IPA CIS Council and experts from the International Institute for Monitoring Democracy Development, Parliamentarianism and Suffrage Protection of Citizens of IPA CIS Member Nations (IPA CIS IIMDD).
On 5 June international observers from the IPA CIS will conduct monitoring at polling stations in Nur-Sultan and the regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as at polling stations overseas, namely in Baku (Azerbaijan), Yerevan (Armenia), Minsk, Brest (Belarus), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Moscow, Kazan, Omsk, St. Petersburg (Russia), Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Sofia (Bulgaria), Ottawa (Canada), Beijing (People's Republic of China), Riga (Latvia), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Ankara (Turkey) and Paris (France).
International observers will monitor the referendum on amendments and additions to the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country.
Sabir Hajiyev, Deputy Chairman of the Agrarian Policy Committee of the Milli Majlis (parliament) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, was appointed coordinator of the IPA CIS observation group.