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Majlis Podcast: Kazakhstan Has A New Parliament, Kyrgyzstan Has A New President. So What Comes Next?


Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev voting during Kazakhstan's parliamentary elections in Nur-Sultan on January 10.

On January 10, voters in Kazakhstan went to the polls and elected a new parliament that looks very much like the old parliament.

The same day, voters in Kyrgyzstan went to the polls and elected a new president and voted to change the system of government to a presidential form of rule.

On this week's Majlis podcast, RFE/RL's Media-Relations Manager Muhammad Tahir moderates a discussion looking at what happened -- and what might come next for both countries.

This week’s guests are: speaking from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Gulnara Iskakova, a former Kyrgyz ambassador to the U.K. and Switzerland; from Washington, Paul Stronski, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment For International Peace and author of numerous reports about Central Asia; and Bruce Pannier, the author of RFE/RL's Qishloq Ovozi blog.

Kazakhstan Has A New Parliament, Kyrgyzstan Has A New President. So What Comes Next?
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