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CACI Forum Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan (Tuesday, 5 May 2015, from 5 to 7 PM) 0

Posted on May 03, 2015 by KazCham
Kazakhstan conducted snap elections for the presidency on 26 April, 2015, with President Nazarbayev winning by 97% of vote.  While critics question whether opposition candidates were given adequate time to mobilize their campaigns, defenders argue that this vote of confidence in the existing leadership of the country is reassuring to the country’s international partners and investors at a moment of considerable stress throughout the region. Speakers will provide first-hand insights on the election and broader perspectives.

Speakers:

   John Herbst
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council, Former US Ambassador to Uzbekistan

   Anthony Bowyer
   Program Manager for the Caucasus and Central Asia, International Foundation for Electoral Studies (IFES)

Vladimir Socor

Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation

   Alex Vatanka
Fellow, Middle East Institute

   Hon. Robert Wexler
Former Congressman

   S Frederick Starr (Moderator)
Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute/Silk Road Studies Program



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