Monthly Archive

April 2011

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 24 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Events and opinions

Kasachstan: Nasarbajew mit 95,5 Prozent wiedergewählt

Der autoritär regierende Präsident Nasarbajew bleibt mindestens bis 2016 im Amt. Die Wahlen hätten den "demokratischen Charakter" Kasachstans bewiesen. Drucken Senden Merken AAA Textgröße Kommentie... read more..

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Kasachstan: OSZE kritisiert massive Fälschungen bei Präsidentenwahl

In Kasachstan wird Herrscher Nasarbajew mindestens fünf weitere Jahre regieren. Die OSZE kritisierte die Präsidentenwahlen scharf - und prangerte massive Fälschungen an. Astana - Mit 95,5 Prozent i... read more..

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India Courts a Distant Kazakhsta

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's April 15-16 visit to Kazakhstan marked an important step forward in India's ties with the rising Central Asian nation. Relations between the two countries have g... read more..

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Disappointed by West, Uzbekistan turns to China

Uzbekistan is opening up its economy and vast mineral resources to China rather than Europe after feeling let down by Western pressure over its human rights record, a top official said Friday. Firs... read more..

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Kazakhstan: High Rollers Hit Kaz Vegas, A Far Cry from Las Vega

It was supposed to be the Las Vegas of Central Asia, a ritzy gambling city on the shores of a man-made lake that would attract high rollers from as far afield as China. But four years after Almaty'... read more..

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The Arab Spring: The Turkmen case

We continue to wonder what is happening in authoritarian Muslim petro-nations outside the Middle East and North Africa. We previously published excerpts of Afghanistan coverage by Muhammad Tahir, Wash... read more..

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Kazakh President Suggests Staying In Power Until 2030

ASTANA -- Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev said today at the Assembly of Peoples of Kazakhstan that he wants to remain in power until 2030, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports. Nazarbaev, 70, said ... read more..

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Kazakh president holds fast as Arab revolutions topple others

ASTANA, Kazakhstan — The tempests that have whirled through other authoritarian states dissipated well before reaching this Muslim country, where last week citizens effusively thanked their president ... read more..

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Nursultan Nazarbayev is eternal but, still, who comes after him?

WHILE demonstrators in north Africa and the Middle East are standing up to one-man rule in their countries, great numbers of people in Kazakhstan thronged to the polls on April 3rd to vote for an auth... read more..

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Kulibayev named Samruk-Kazyna head

(SRI) - Timur Kulibayev, the billionaire son-in-law of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, has on Tuesday been named head of the state-owned investment and holding company Samruk-Kazyna. Kulibay read more..

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Kazakhstan's fictional democracy

Nursultan Nazarbayev, the "victor" in Kazakhstan's recent presidential election with 95 percent of the vote, claimed on this page April 1 that his country has a democratic destiny. Unfortunately, N... read more..

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Why do even popular dictators steal elections?

Nursultan Nazarbayev is a popular guy. By all accounts, the approval ratings for the president of Kazakhstan would be the envy of most democratically elected leaders. A poll conducted last year indica... read more..

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The Father of Kazakhstan

Last Sunday, in another election with no genuine opponents, President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan won in a landslide. Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe cite... read more..

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Azerbaijani police break up pro-democracy rally

Riot police staged a show of force in the capital of ex-Soviet Azerbaijan on Saturday to stop an unauthorised pro-democracy rally and detained dozens of protesters who defied the ban. Police with b... read more..

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Nervöser Nasarbajew verordnet seinem Volk eine Blitzwahl

Alle reden über Gaddafi, die übrigen Autokraten nutzen die günstige Gelegenheit. So lässt Nursultan Nasarbajew, Herrscher in Kasachstan, sich schnell noch einmal wählen. Seine Gegner sind reine Zählka... read more..

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Zentralasiens Gerontokraten suchen Erben

Zentralasiatische Autokraten werden allmählich alt. Kasachstans Präsident Nasarbajew wurde zwar am Sonntag im Amt bestätigt, doch wie bei den Herrschern in den Nachbarstaaten steht eine Hofübergabe in... read more..

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Nursultan Nazarbayev: Kazakhstan's 'Great Balancer'

Lady Thatcher praised Nursultan Nazarbayev for "moving from Communism to Thatcherism" when she visited him in 1991, so impressed was she with policies that helped the Kazakh ruler pull in £75 billion ... read more..

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Kazakh strongman scores landslide election win

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev scored a crushing win Monday in presidential polls that saw him harvest over 95 percent of votes and raised worries about democracy in Central Asia's richest stat... read more..

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Kazakh hails win, OSCE urges more reform

(Reuters) - Kazakhstan's veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev celebrated his landslide re-election on Monday but Europe's main monitoring mission said the vote was marred by irregularities and pressed read more..

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International monitors slam Kazakh vote

(AP) —Kazakhstan's longtime leader overwhelmingly won re-election in a vote sharply criticized Monday by international monitors who cited numerous cases of ballot box-stuffing, voter intimidation and read more..

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Opposition needed in parliament - PM

(Reuters) * Opposition set to gain parliamentary seats in 2012 * PM says education, hope key to avoiding Arab-style unrest * Raises GDP growth forecast to over 6 percent * Institutional reforms read more..

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In Kazakh heartland, support for leader unwavering

(Reuters) - Voters will flock to the polls in the Kazakh farming community of Aksu-Ayuly on Sunday with one thing in mind: to extend the rule of their veteran leader for five more years. With 70-ye read more..

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Kazakstan votes for president amid Western concern

(AFP) - Kazakhstan is voting in a mostly ceremonial election that is set to stretch President Nurusltan Nazarbayev’s rule into a third decade amid Western worries about democracy in the resource-rich read more..

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Kazakh leader set for easy re-election

(Reuters) - Kazakhstan’s veteran President Nursultan Nazarbayev is poised to win another five years in charge of his oil-rich Central Asian state after a snap election on Sunday devoid of any challeng read more..

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