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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.
17 Mar 15
Events are opportunities for ordinary people to come face to face with their political representatives.
16 Mar 15
With an election due this autumn, there is less pluralism around than might first appear.
7 Mar 15
Restricted opportunities to campaign at local as well as national level.
5 Mar 15
Creating an all-loyal parliament may look like the easy option, but it shuts off channels for articulating popular resentment.
4 Mar 15
Biometric documents meant to reduce fraud in upcoming parliamentary polls.

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