Kazakhstan's Parliamentary Elections: What Next?

Jan. 12, 2021, 10:00-11:00am (registration required)

Join Harvard University's Davis Center for an online event on Kazakhstan's parliamentary and local elections coming up on January 10. 

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.

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Nargis Kassenova, senior fellow, Program on Central Asia, Davis Center

Yevgeniy Zhovtis, lawyer and director, Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and the Rule of Law   

Torokul Doorov, director, RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service   

Marlene Laruelle, director and research professor, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), The George Washington University