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President Nazarbayev changes his Cabinet

Following the appointment of Bakytzhan Sagintayev as the new prime minister on 9th September, President Nursultan Nazarbayev has made a number of changes to his Cabinet. The list published so […]

Bakytzhan Sagintayev appointed Prime Minister

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has moved Prime Minister Karim Massimov from the post of prime minister to chairman in charge of the country’s National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan […]

No change after general election

Kazakhstan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) has reported preliminary results for yesterday’s general election. Unsurprisingly President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s Nur Otan party took 82.15% of the vote. The preliminary results as published […]

Parliamentary 2016

An election to the Majlis took place on 20 March 2016. Nur Otan 84 Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Bright Path (Qazaqstan Demokratiyalyk Partiyasi Ak Zhol) 7 People’s Communist Party of […]

Snap general election today

President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan has called a snap general election for the 98 directly-elected members of the Mazhilis which will take place today. The election would normally have taken […]

Snap general election called for 20th March

President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan signed a decree on Wednesday dissolving the Majilis (parliament) and calling a snap election for 20th March. Soon after the announcement the Central Election Commission […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Kazakhstan

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Kazakhstan Press Release No. 15/367 August 5, 2015 On July 31, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) […]

President proposes reforms

Following his recent re-election President Nursultan Nazarbayev held an extended Cabinet meeting yesterday to discuss institutional reforms including ‘100 concrete steps’. The full press release as published on the government […]

Nursultan Nazarbayev wins again

As expected incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev has won yesterday’s Presidential election. The Kazakh Central Elections Commission (CEC) reported at 10 a.m. local time this morning that turnout for the election […]

Presidential 2015

An election took place on 26 April 2015. Nursultan Nazarbayev (Fatherland) 97.75% Turgun Syzdykov (Communist People’s Party) 1.61% Abelgazi Kusainov (Independent) 0.64% Votes: 9,090,920 Various sources

Nursultan Nazarbayev expected to win Presidential election today

A Presidential election will take place in Kazakhstan today with incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev standing again (he has been in power since 1991) and is certain to win. In the […]

Imangali Tasmagambetov is new Minister of Defence

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has appointed Imangali Tasmagambetov as the new Minister of Defence of Kazakhstan. He replaces Serik Akhmetov who has resigned. Imangali Tasmagambetov (57) was Prime Minister of Kazakhstan […]

Nur-Otan wins all 16 seats in Senate election

The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Kazakhstan has announced the results of the Senate election which took place on Wednesday 1st October. As expected all sixteen seats were filled by […]

Parliamentary 2014

An indirect election to the Senate took place on 1 October 2014. All sixteen seats were filled by the ruling Nur-Otan party. Four of the Senators were re-elected. The election was […]