Central Asia

Stories under this heading cover Central Asia – a region of Asia, stretching from the Caspian Sea in the west to Mongolia in the east, from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north.

Ruling Amanat party wins Kazakh parliamentary vote after election reforms
Six parties have been elected to the Mazhilis, Kazakhstan's national parliament after elections were held on Sunday (19 March). The six parties are the ruling Amanat party, who won 53.9% of the vote; the Auyl People's Democratic Patriotic Party (10.9%); Respublica Party (8.59%); Aq Jol Democratic Party of Kazakhstan (8.41%); People's Party of Kazakhstan (6.8%); National Social Democratic Party (5.2%). The Baytaq party won only 2.3% of the vote, and, with a 5% threshold necessary to win seats in parliament, will not be represented. 3.9% voted against all parties. The Astana Times reports that over 6.3 million people out of more than 12 million eligible voters cast their ballots in the elections to the parliament and local representative bodies on Sunday, representing a turnout of over 54%.
patrickn97 Tue, 03/21/2023 - 12:10 Kazakhstan votes in parliamentary election, victory predicted for ruling party

Kazakhstan went to the polls yesterday on Sunday (19 March) in a snap parliamentary election. Exit polls have suggested victory for the ruling Amanat party, who are projected to have won around 53% of the vote.

According to three polls conducted by different organisations in Kazakhstan, the second largest party is expected to be the Auyl People's Democratic Patriotic Party, who are projected to have taken around 10% of the vote.

patrickn97 Mon, 03/20/2023 - 12:19

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EU reviews strategy on Central Asia
EU reviews strategy on Central Asia

EU reviews strategy on Central Asia

The Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union, representing the 28 member states, has reviewed the EU's strategy towards Central Asia. The EU financial commitment for bilateral and regional cooperation with Central Asia for 2014-20 is 1.068 billion euros.