Nursultan Nazarbayev

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Opposition Scores 2% in Kazakhstan Election

And they weren't all that strongly opposed

(Newser) - Election officials in Kazakhstan say preliminary results of yesterday's nationwide polls show the long-ruling president confirming his incumbency with 97.7% of the vote. A crushing victory for 74-year-old Nursultan Nazarbayev was widely expected from the moment Sunday's snap elections were announced. Nazarbayev faced only two nominal rivals,... More »

Kanye Under Fire for Show in Kazakhstan

Country ranked among most corrupt

(Newser) - Kanye West dropped by Kazakhstan—or, as TMZ puts it, "Borat Land"—this weekend to play a private show for President Nursultan Nazarbayev's grandson's wedding. He was reportedly paid some $3 million for the show, which has raised eyebrows thanks to the country's reputation, the... More »

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