Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 26

25-June-2007

CASPIAN

Kazakhstan President Dissolves Parliament, Calls Early Elections To Push Political Reforms

Kazakhstans President Nursultan Nazarbayev on 20 June dissolved parliament and called for early elections on 18 August in an effort to speed up the approval of a package of political reforms. The reforms, some of which have already been legislated, increase the size of the lower house and their powers to choose a prime minister but also lift limits...