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Mexico runner-up demands presidential vote recount
Mexico runner-up demands presidential vote recount

The runner-up in Mexico's presidential vote demanded a full recount of Sunday's balloting, raising fears he could lead disruptive mass protests like he did six years ago.

Mexico runner-up demands presidential vote recount
Pena Nieto wins Mexico presidential vote: exit polls
Pena Nieto wins Mexico presidential vote: exit polls

Enrique Pena Nieto, the youthful candidate of the party that governed Mexico for decades, won a resounding victory Sunday in the country's presidential election, exit polls show.

Pena Nieto wins Mexico presidential vote: exit polls
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©REUTERS
Nazarbayev met Total and General Electric Transportation top managers

President Nazarbayev received Total and General Electric Transportation senior management in his residence.

Nazarbayev met Total and General Electric Transportation top managers
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
Nazarbayev congratulated Putin on election

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated Vladimir Putin on the victory in the elections.

Nazarbayev congratulated Putin on election
Nurlan Yerimbetov. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Zhanaozen events effected voters turnout at elections: Expert

Zhanaozen events caused high voter turnout at parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan: Nurlan Yerimbetov.

Zhanaozen events effected voters turnout at elections: Expert
Majilis. Daniyal Okassov ©
New Majilis opens its first session

The majilismen are expected to form the governing bodies of the chamber and take a motion of no/confidence in the current Government.

New Majilis opens its first session
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Kazakhstan will no longer invite biased observers: Nazarbayev

President Nursultan Nazarbayev said Kazakhstan intended to be more careful about what kind of monitors it invites to future elections.

Kazakhstan will no longer invite biased observers: Nazarbayev
Majilis deputies Vladislav Kossarev (Communist Party), Nurlan Nigmatullin (Nur Otan) and Azat Peruashev (Ak Zhol)
Kazakhstan CEC registered Majilis deputies

On January 18, 2012 Kazakhstan Central Election Commission registered Majilis deputies.

Kazakhstan CEC registered Majilis deputies
Official representative of the General Prosecutor's office of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nurdaulet Suindikov. Photo by  Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan’s General Prosecutor’s office speaks about provocations during elections

On January 15 the prosecutor’s office received 536 requests, 63 of them referred to violations at the elections to the parliament's Majilis, and 472 – at elections to Maslikhats.

Kazakhstan’s General Prosecutor’s office speaks about provocations during elections
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by  Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan President's after-elections priorities

The first two include social modernization and industrial and innovative development of the country. President also stressed the importance of the elections.

Kazakhstan President's after-elections priorities
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Vladimir Dmitriyev ©
First session of the new Parliament to open January 20

According to the legislation, the country’s Majilis (lower chamber) is to hold a vote of confidence in the government.

First session of the new Parliament to open January 20
©Tengrinews.kz stock photo
Kazakhstan CEC distributed Majilis mandates

Kazakhstan Central Election Commission distributed deputy mandates among three parties elected to the Majilis.

Kazakhstan CEC distributed Majilis mandates
Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Kazakhstan CEC announced final results of elections

On January 17 Kazakhstan Central Election Commission announced the final results of the Majilis elections.

Kazakhstan CEC announced final results of elections
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Kazakhstan citizens support Nur Otan: Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev gave a speech at the 18th session of Kazakhstan People’s Assembly on January 16.

Kazakhstan citizens support Nur Otan: Nazarbayev
U.S. Department of State will cooperate with new multi-party Kazakhstan parliament
U.S. Department of State will cooperate with new multi-party Kazakhstan parliament

We look forward to engaging with the new multi-party Parliament as we continue our cooperation with the government and people of Kazakhstan: Department of State.

U.S. Department of State will cooperate with new multi-party Kazakhstan parliament
Voting in Zhanaozen. Photo by  Renat Tashkinbayev©
Voter turnout exceeded 60 percent in Zhanaozen

Voter turnout in Zhanaozen made 63.6 percent.

Voter turnout exceeded 60 percent in Zhanaozen
Voting. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Three parties get into Kazakhstan parliament: Exit poll

Institute of Social-Political Researches announced the results of its exit poll during Kazakhstan parliamentary elections.

Three parties get into Kazakhstan parliament: Exit poll
Executive Director of the U.S. Institute of New Democracies Margarita Assenova. Photo by Renat Tashkinbayev©
Americans expected less voter turnout in Zhanaozen

Observers from the U.S. mission expected less voter turnout in Zhanaozen.

Americans expected less voter turnout in Zhanaozen
Ballot in Zhanaozen. Renat Tashkinbayev ©
70% of Zhanaozen voted for Nur Otan: President Nazarbayev

Commenting on the situation in Zhanaozen, Nazarbayev said that “common people were not responsible [for the public unrest following a long-lasting industrial action of fired oilmen].

70% of Zhanaozen voted for Nur Otan: President Nazarbayev
Counting votes. ©REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
Kazakhstan CEC announced preliminary results of elections

Kazakhstan Central Election Commission has announced preliminary results of the parliamentary elections.

Kazakhstan CEC announced preliminary results of elections