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Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan

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CACI FORUM

Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, from 5 to 7 PM

You may view a recorded version of this CACI Forum below or on the SAIS events YouTube channel.

Kazakhstan conducted snap elections for the presidency on 26 April, 2015, with President Nazarbayev winning by 97% of vote.  While critics question whether opposition candidates were given adequate time to mobilize their campaigns, defenders argue that this vote of confidence in the existing leadership of the country is reassuring to the country's international partners and investors at a moment of considerable stress throughout the region. Speakers will provide first-hand insights on the election and broader perspectives. 

 Speakers

   John Herbst
   Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council, Former US Ambassador to Uzbekistan 

   Vladimir Socor
   Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation 
 
   Alex Vatanka
   Fellow, Middle East Institute 

   Hon. Robert Wexler
   Former Congressman 

   S Frederick Starr (Moderator)
   Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute/Silk Road Studies Program 

Location: 
Rome Building Auditorium
Johns Hopkins University - SAIS
1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20036

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