Articles by Aiman Zhussupova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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…

Assembly of People of Kazakhstan: 30 Years of Working Towards Peace, Unity, and Harmony

On Apr. 28, the 29th session of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan (APK) was held online. Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, as well as members of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan in the capital and regions took part in the meeting. In general, more than 600 people participated in…

30th Anniversary of Independence: Overview of Kazakhstan’s Key Achievements

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence. During this period, the country has undergone transformations in all spheres of life. One of the most significant achievements of the country is the policy in the field of interethnic relations, laid down by First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. The ethno-confessional policy of the country…

Majilis Election 2021: Party Programs and their Priorities

The Majilis elections will be held in Kazakhstan on Jan. 10, 2021. Five political parties that compete for the seats have already started their election campaigns. In a recent story, we presented the key features of this year’s campaigns and observed the major markers of change in the political culture of the population. In this…

Majilis Election 2021: Key Features of the Election Campaigns

Today Kazakhstan is running the election campaign on the eve of the upcoming elections for the Majilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan started on Dec. 10. The campaign analysis highlights several important markers of changes in the political culture of the population, as well as the new strategies being used to attract new supporters by…

Majilis Election 2021: Agenda and Effects of Primaries on Electoral Performance

Here’s the continuation of stories that feature the forthcoming Majilis (a lower house of the Kazakh Parliament) election, which will be held on Jan.10, 2021. In the first part of this series the program and visions of five political parties taking election were presented. Now the election’s major features and agenda come into spotlight.  What’s…

Political Parties Present Their Platforms Ahead of Majilis Election

The Astana Times presents a series of stories dedicated to the upcoming Majilis (a lower house of the Kazakh Parliament) elections, which will be held on Jan.10, 2021. The first story is about  the program presented by the political parties at the recent meetings.  This year, five political parties submitted party lists to the Central…