3.6 mln signatures in support of referendum on President's powers extension collected

SEMEY. January 8. KAZINFORM /Grigory Markovets/ A political campaign on collection of signatures in support of the referendum on extension of President Nursultan Nazarbayev's powers till 2020 has exceeded all expectations. Activists collected 3, 600, 000 signatures.

Rector of the Semipalatinsk State University named after Shakarim, Chairman of the East Kazakhstan Initiative Group Yerlan Sydykov said at a special briefing today.

According to him, the headquarters of the initiative group planned to collect about 2 mln signatures over the New Year holidays. But "Kazakhstanis are more active, and as a result over 3.5 mln of the country's citizens signed census papers".

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