Elections of rural akims underway in Kazakhstan
The first-ever direct elections of rural akims are underway in 14 regions of Kazakhstan. According to the data of the regional election commissions, 1,209,817 voters or 13% of electorate in 14 regions are expected to cast their votes during the elections. Akims of 730 rural settlements will be elected as a result of the direct elections.2,297 candidates have been registered at 730 election districts. Of 2,297, 1,419 are self-nominated candidates, while 878 candidates have been nominated by six political parties registered with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Of 2,297, 1,839 are male candidates and 458 are female candidates.