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President Nazarbaev has caught everyone on the hop by calling a snap election in April. (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
Editorial Comment
4 Feb 11
President Nazarbaev offers “lesson in democracy” by dropping plans to extend current term, but slips in an early election instead.
Editorial Comment
13 Jan 11
Disputed area of southern Sudan remains a potential flashpoint– but not because of its oil resources.
13 Jan 11
They may be far from home, but southern Sudanese living abroad relish opportunity to vote on the future of their homeland.
Opponents of extending the Kazak president’s term prepare to hand in a protest petition to Nur Otan, the governing party. (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
13 Jan 11
Referendum allowing President Nazarbaev to stay on without election would be bad for democracy, critics say.