Kazakhstan - 03

Caspian And Central Asia: Astana Aims to Build on Successes in 2016

On 20 January President Nazarbayev signed a decree calling for early elections for the lower chamber of the national parliament (Majilis), which will be held on 20 March this year. Previously, the parliament was supposed to end its tenure in fall 2016, and elections were planned for year-end. This decision was fully supported by the MPs themselves, who had voted for the early elections the week before.


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