By the time this edition reaches its readers,President Nursultan Nazarbaev will have won re-election. Theoutcome has not been in doubt for several years. The president’sstrongest potential opponent, a former prime minister with appealto the country’s large Russian population, was barred from therace under a law that prohibits the candidacy of personsconvicted of crimes or misdemeanors. His crime? Attending ameeting of an unregistered political organization.


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