Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev says the vote would allow him to start implementing his plan to reform the country and ensure a fairer distribution of its oil wealth.
Around 12 million voters have until 8:00 pm to cast ballots in polls that could see independent candidates enter the lower house of a parliament currently composed of parties loyal to President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
Nearly 12 million voters of the vast Central Asian country are eligible to cast their ballots in the vote which is expected to cement incumbent Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's grip on power.
After widespread protests in January, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s government prepares to go for early elections with a campaign promise of transforming the country’s political structure and economic system.
The early election may minimise risks from a potential deterioration of the economy and loss of public support amid geopolitical turbulence in the region, analysts say.
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signs bill limiting presidential mandates to a single seven-year term and reinstates capital's name that was changed in 2019 in honour of then-president Nursultan Nazarbayev.
As the Ukraine conflict makes Black Sea shipments difficult, Kazakhstan looks at an alternative route to export its oil to Europe.
Kazakhstan holds referendum to overhaul the constitution after deadly unrest ended founding leader Nursultan Nazarbayev's three-decade grip on the Central Asia's richest country.
The reform, promoted by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on March 16, intends to introduce a new governance model to the country and initiate a new era also known as 'New Kazakhstan' or the second republic.
Kazakh, Turkish experts will jointly manufacture Anka at facility in Central Asian nation.
Türkiye and Kazakhstan agree to bolster cooperation in areas such as trade, transportation, defence, military intelligence and agriculture at a meeting between their leaders in Ankara.
Tokayev passed an amendment to a law which removes the need to agree on domestic and foreign policy decisions with Nazarbayev, who was seen as the country’s top decision-maker prior to January violence.
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