Elections | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Demands continue for President Sooronbay Jeenbekov’s resignation.
Leaders on both sides look to leverage short-term gains in the upcoming polls.
Election results cancelled as opposition supporters seize control of key offices.
Moscow is manipulating unresolved internal divisions to cement its own influence.
Fears of infection have been overruled by political concerns.
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.
12 Jun 15
According to the constitution, polls should have been held weeks ago.
20 May 15
Domestic politics go largely ignored as international community says it doesn't recognise the state so can't recognise its elections.
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
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