Kazakhstan’s Parliamentary Elections: What Next?
January 12, 2021
Virtual event hosted by Central Asia Program at the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the George Washington University on January 12, 2021.
Kazakhstan will hold parliamentary and local elections on the 10th January. There is little intrigue as to the results given that opposition parties were not allowed to participate. New regulations that restrict election observers have further enhanced state control over the voting process. These developments disappointed many Kazakhstani citizens, who previously had hoped President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s promises of political reform would prove more forthcoming.
Please join the Central Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Davis Center at Harvard University, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs for a discussion on the elections, immediate reactions inside and outside the country on the results, and also the implications for the immediate and future development of Kazakhstan.