Op-ed: Kazakhstan's constitutional amendments are just a decorative change experts say

By Tim Cross, 10 March 2017
Constitutional amendments passed in Kazakhstan this week were framed as another departure from Soviet-era authoritarianism towards democratic rule. Power will be transferred from Nursultan Nazarbayev, the long-standing president, to the legislature, a process he described as “open and transparent”. The Kazakh embassy in Washington claimed the “authorities have been steadily building the values of [...] Read more here: The World Weekly


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