The call comes after parliament passed constitutional amendments in May, which included changing the number of seats in the two houses.
Parliamentary elections had not been due until 2009.
(Reuters, ITAR-TASS, Interfax)
Exporting Kazakhstan's Energy
Work on a Kazakh pipeline (TASS file photo)
PRESSURE FROM THE KREMLIN? Columbia University political science professor Kimberly Marten told an RFE/RL briefing that Russia seems to be using its control of gas pipelines in the former Soviet Union to pursue its goals in Kazakhstan.
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