Kazakhstan’s presidential elections took place in the most competitive and diverse atmosphere in our nation’s history. Seven candidates of different backgrounds and walks of life stood for the highest office.
Akylbek Kamaldinov, Kazakhstan's ambassador to Canada, writes that his country's recent elections showed the population’s readiness for change. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
During her first-ever visit to Kazakhstan in December 2018, Governor General Julie Payette met with the then-president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, then the chairman of the Senate.
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