Articles by Aigerim Ospanova

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

Maslikhats Strengthen Their Positions due to Governmental Reforms

The Majilis elections will be held in Kazakhstan on Jan. 10, 2021. Deputies will be elected to the main legislative bodies of the country – the Majilis and the maslikhats. The conditions of the current election campaign significantly differ from the previous one, particularly in regards to the maslikhats. But firstly, what are maslikhats and…

Kazakhstan Celebrates its Independence Day

Kazakhstan is celebrating its main national holiday – Independence Day when some 29 years ago, the country became a sovereign state after the Supreme Council adopted a law on the state independence of Kazakhstan on Dec. 16, 1991.  Over the years of independence, Kazakhstan has achieved great successes, took a leading position among the members…

Politics in Focus: Kazakh Majilis Election of 2021

The Majilis (a lower house of the Kazakh Parliament) elections will be held Jan. 10, 2021 in Kazakhstan. The decree signed by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Oct.21 on the appointment of deputies for the Majilis gave the green light for a new electoral cycle in Kazakhstan. For the first time in 16 years, parliamentary…