Communist Party of Kazakhstan
Published 23rd March, 2011
The Communist Party of Kazakhstan was founded in 1936 when Kazakhstan was granted Union Republic status under the Soviet Union.
In 1990 the Communist Party won 342 of the 360 seats in the then parliament. Since then it has declined and last fought a general election in 2004. It is still registered as a political party but its website is no longer accessible.
The party split in 2004 with a faction setting up the Communist People’s Party of Kazakhstan.
In 2005 the Communist Party of Kazakhstan founded a political movement, Coalition For A Just Kazakhstan, with the Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan to nominate a single candidate for the presidential election of that year. It took 6.61% of the vote.