Going, Going, Gone

Kazakhs overwhelmingly voted in favor of decentralizing government, reducing the power of the president, rescinding former president Nursultan Nazarbayev's status as "Leader of the Nation," and banning his family from official positions. "We have shown that we are united in building the new, just Kazakhstan," President...

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The New Guard

Kazakh voters overwhelmingly backed a series of constitutional changes aimed at reforming the country’s political system and curbing the privileges of founding leader Nursultan Nazarbayev after three decades of rule, Agence France-Presse reported. The referendum is part of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s “New Kazakhstan” initiative that would...

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Promises, Promises

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev promised to implement a series of reforms in the tightly-controlled former Soviet country, just two months after Kazakhstan witnessed deadly, unprecedented nationwide protests, the Associated Press reported. Tokayev proposed sweeping changes in order to avoid deepening “stagnation” in the resource-rich Central Asian...

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