Elections | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Fears of infection have been overruled by political concerns.
The country’s recent parliamentary elections show process of tentative change is real.
Participants hope to boost political involvement and awareness.
The international community blamed for a succession of events that led to the 2008 conflict.
Even in developing democracies, political institutions remain vulnerable to capture by the super-rich.
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
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.
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