Country Profile Kazakhstan March 2015


Early election in 2Q15. President Nursultan Nazarbayev has called an early presidential election for 26 April. Although not yet confirmed, it would be a huge surprise if Nazarbayev does not contest it (he won the 2011 election with a 95.5% share of the vote), citing the need for national unity and looking for a popular mandate to continue his economic and geo‐political agenda.