Rustem Ekibayev, Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Deputy Head of History Department, Candidate of History Sciences, associate professor:
-What are your thoughts on early Parliament election?
-I am confident that this initiative will find support among the people of Kazakhstan. Deep reforms implemented by the government and situation on the world market are urgent now. Therefore, Mazhilis should obtain new mandate for implementation of the problems facing the country. The deputies of Mazhilis and parties must be elected, I think it is a beneficial initiative to know people’s opinions and I support it
-What changes do the new convocation can bring?
Deputies should cope with economic impacts and provide effective implementation of anti-crisis measures at such responsible time and I consider it is the proper time for unity and harmony invitation of people. At the same time, the election campaign will give opportunity to reduce budget expenditures significantly in the crisis. Mazhilis of the Parliament will be strengthened and could hold large-scale reforms; it can help to improve the well-being of the population and economy stabilization.
-What is your position to the elections which will be held in the nearest future?
-The current economic difficulties in the world affect our country too. Therefore, I believe that it is appropriate to hold elections at the moment. As a result of the election parties and individuals with support of people will be active and realize effective integrated programs.