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A group collecting signatures in support of a referendum to greatly extend Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev's tenure says more than half the country's eligible voters have backed the plan.
Police in Almaty have detained several activists staging a mock "burial of democracy" to protest a proposed referendum on extending President Nursultan Nazarbaev's term in office.
An initiative group says it has collected more than 4 million signatures in support of a national referendum to prolong President Nursultan Nazarbaev's term in office until 2020.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has rejected the idea of staging a national referendum that would extend his term in office until 2020.
A group of journalists has been detained in northwestern Kazakhstan while protesting a planned referendum to extend President Nursultan Nazarbaev's term by 10 years.
The upper chamber of Kazakhstan's parliament has unanimously backed a plan to hold a referendum that would extend the term in office of President Nursultan Nazarbaev by another 10 years, sending it to the president for a signature.
The outgoing U.S. ambassador to Kazakhstan has criticized plans for a referendum to extend the term in office of President Nursultan Nazarbaev.
The United States has condemned efforts under way in Kazakhstan to hold a national referendum to extend the term in office of President Nursultan Nazarbaev.
Opposition leaders have questioned methods the group has used to collect the signatures.
Kazakhstan's parliament has approved a plan for a referendum on extending the presidency of long-serving President Nursultan Nazarbaev until 2020.
Several prominent Kazakh opposition politicians have voiced objections to a proposed nationwide referendum on extending President Nursultan Nazarbaev's term in office until 2020.