Presidential nominating campaign has come to an end in Kazakhstan and the acceptance of applications for participation in the early presidential elections is now closed, said Central Election Commission secretary Bakhyt Meldeshov.
27 persons including 2 nominated by the political parties and 25 self-nominated candidates applied for participation in the elections, akipress.org reports.
Of those persons, 10 were denied in participation: 2 were too young and 8 failed to pass Kazakh language proficiency test.
3 applicants did not show up in the state language test, 1 – called off his application for nomination.
5 candidates passed the Kazakh language test. Those are incumbent president Nursultan Nazarbayev nominated by the Nur Otan political party, Mr Turgun Syzdykov nominated by the People's Communist Party of Kazakhstan, self-nominated 46-year-old Ms Limana Koyshiyeva, self-nominated 53-year-old Kanat Turageldiyev, and self-nominated 63-year-old Abelgazi Kusainov.
The candidates were given signature sheets for collecting votes in their support.
The applicant must pay election fee of 1.60 million tenge ($8,880). The deadline for confirmation of participation is March 25, 2015.
In addition, candidates and his/her wife/husband must submit their income and tax declaration as of February 1, 2015.
The elections campaign will take place from March 26 to April 24.
Early presidential elections in Kazakhstan are due to be held on April 26.