#Sailau2019: Kazakhstan launches social media campaign to attract voters for June 9 Presidential Election
Monitoring Desk: #Выборы2019, #Сайлау2019 and #Sailau2019 are hashtags if you wish to find news and information about June 9 Presidential Election in Kazakhstan.
#Сайлау2019 and #Sailau2019 are top tags on social media including on Facebook and Instagram. accounts as well as in public events.
Kazakh government has launched public awareness campaign to enhance interest among people to poll their vote in June 9 Presidential Election and for increasing turnout of voting. Some non-government organisations and groups are asking people to boycott June 9 Presidential Election claiming that forthcoming election would not bring any change and will an act to legitimize continuity of system which is in place.
Unfamiliar candidates are in run for June 9 Presidential election to fight against sitting President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
It is pertinent to mention that the last presidential elections in Kazakhstan were held in April 2015. The head of state is elected for a term of five years.
According to the Constitution of Kazakhstan, special elections of the head of the country are appointed by the decision of the president and are held, according to the law, within two months from the date of their appointment.