Nazarbayev reiterated that the decision was reached deliberately, however, such steps do not go 1 day or 1 month. “I was preparing for this decision for several years. The secret, if you open more than three years”, – quoted Nazarbayev, “Russian conversation” with reference to RIA “Novosti”.

Nazarbayev recognized that during this time “looking around” and thinking about the future and the past. In addition, he educated his companions, each of which had placed some hope. In the end, Nazarbayev made a choice, and this choice was correct, said the former President.

Recall that Nazarbayev has been President of Kazakhstan for almost 30 years. In March, he resigned. The acting President was Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. Elections will be held on 9 June.

Previously, the daughter of Nazarbayev answered evasively to the question, whether she intends to stand as a candidate in the election.

The new head of state has managed to visit Moscow. There he met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.