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Elections in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: What Next?
January 14, 2021

Elections in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: What Next?

By Ankit Panda
A presidential election in Kyrgyzstan and a parliamentary election in Kazakhstan kick off 2021 in Central Asia.

Dariga Nazarbayeva Headed Back to Parliament
January 14, 2021

Dariga Nazarbayeva Headed Back to Parliament

By Catherine Putz
The first president’s daughter is on the list of 76 deputies Nur Otan aims to seat in the new parliament.
Nur Otan Tops Kazakh Parliamentary Election That ‘Lacked Genuine Competition’
January 11, 2021

Nur Otan Tops Kazakh Parliamentary Election That ‘Lacked Genuine Competition’

By Catherine Putz
The new Kazakh parliament will, at least numerically, look very much like the previous iteration.

Election Campaign Kicks Off Slow in Kazakhstan
December 15, 2020

Election Campaign Kicks Off Slow in Kazakhstan

By Paolo Sorbello
After some initial commotion in the political environment, the parliamentary race folded back into a roll-call of loyalists. 

Date Set for Kazakhstan’s Parliamentary Elections
October 21, 2020

Date Set for Kazakhstan’s Parliamentary Elections

By Catherine Putz
If the past sets any precedent, we can expect an overwhelming win for Nur-Otan - the ruling party headed by First President Nursultan Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan's Ever-Shrinking Political Arena
December 05, 2018

Kazakhstan's Ever-Shrinking Political Arena

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan’s political arena has little room for new parties or old foes.

Meet Kazakhstan's New Parliament, Same as the Old Parliament
March 21, 2016

Meet Kazakhstan's New Parliament, Same as the Old Parliament

By Catherine Putz
Exit polls point to an overwhelming Nur Otan victory, not that anyone expected anything else.
Is Kazakhstan Holding the World’s Most Boring Election?
March 14, 2016

Is Kazakhstan Holding the World’s Most Boring Election?

By Catherine Putz
In other words, the “low-key” election will do nothing to infuse Astana with new ideas or fresh blood.

Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics
May 05, 2015

Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics

By Dena Sholk
Nazarbayev’s overwhelming victory notwithstanding, change is taking place in Kazakhstan.

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