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EU High Representative C. Ashton made statement on parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan

18.01.2012 09:31

BRUSSELS. January 18. KAZINFORM /Dimash Syzdykov/ The fact that three political parties are to be represented in Parliament is a positive step towards the development of a pluralistic and democratic political culture in Kazakhstan.

Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, made the following statement; the Commissioner' press service reports.  

"I would like to congratulate the people of Kazakhstan for the way in which they exercised their democratic rights in the legislative elections on 15 January. I also welcome the fact that three parties will be represented in Parliament, which is a positive step towards the development of a pluralistic and democratic political culture in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan is a key partner for the EU, and we are ready to continue our support to the implementation of further political reforms," the statement reads.


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