Kazakhstan elections

A Kazakh woman casts her vote at a polling station during the presidential elections in Nur-Sultan (formerly known as Astana), Kazakhstan, 09 June 2019. [EPA-EFE/IGOR KOVALENKO]

The presidential election on 9 June was seen in Kazakhstan as crucial for the future development of the central Asian country. This was the first one in which Kazakhstan’s first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, was not running, auguring the introduction of more pluralism.

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