Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev President for Life?

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Uploaded on November 27, 2009 by Kairatker

Nazarbayev has been at the helm of the country for two decades - he took the reins of Soviet Kazakhstan in 1989, standing unopposed in an election to become president at independence two years later. He was re-elected in rigged elections in 1999 and 2005, and was due to stand down at the next election in 2012. However, he is now eligible to stand in that poll: term limits were abolished for him personally in a controversial constitutional amendment in 2007

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Kazakhstan, Kazakh, Almaty, Astana, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Central Asia
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