Kazakhstan: Astana Heading for Snap Parliamentary Vote

Nazarbayev, seen here opening the OSCE High-Level Conference on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, may call a snap parliamentary election. (Photo: OSCE/Velimir Alic)

The concept of “managed democracy” is maturing in Kazakhstan, the energy-rich Central Asian state where President Nursultan Nazarbayev has tightly controlled the political process since it gained independence.

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Joanna Lillis is a freelance writer who specializes in Central Asia.

Kazakhstan: Astana Heading for Snap Parliamentary Vote

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