Elections | Institute for War and Peace Reporting




8 Sep 15
"I couldn’t make myself go and vote. How could I?"
24 Aug 15
Some believe pending legislation could help tackle abuses, while others say Islam provides women with protection.
12 Aug 15
Events in July cover political challenges and unease at election delay.
7 Aug 15
Overdue polls cannot take place until changes are made to the voting system.
Following the last parliamentary election, staff move ballot boxes at  Independent Election Commission warehouses in Kabul, September 2010. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)
12 Jun 15
According to the constitution, polls should have been held weeks ago.
Karabakh's prime minister Arayik Harutyunyan casts his vote in the May 3 election. (Photo: Nagorny Karabakh government)
20 May 15
Domestic politics go largely ignored as international community says it doesn't recognise the state so can't recognise its elections.
President Nursultan Nazarbaev. (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
18 May 15
Keeping everyone guessing helps ensure President Nazarbaev’s position is unassailable.
22 Apr 15
Prosecuting Serik Ahmetov will help president show he’s serious about corruption, even though the problem is systemic.
8 Apr 15
Opinion poll shows ruling bloc less popular than before, but some say it’s normal to tire of a government after a couple of years
31 Mar 15
Municipal election rules have never been implemented.