«The events of January 2022, when initially legitimate protests about fuel prices turned to lawlessness and violence, are rightly remembered in Kazakhstan as a tragedy. But the response of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was to accelerate democratic reforms, not reverse them as the ringleaders behind the violence seem to have hoped.

Nearly two years on, Kazakhstan continues to progress the political reforms that the President and his government initiated and to build truly democratic institutions, going deep into society and well beyond the important reforms to the roles of President and Parliament. Recently, State Counsellor Erlan Karin remarked how in those two years Kazakh citizens have elected 1,668 akims (heads of local government) in towns, villages and other settlements as part of the presidential political reforms», - writes Nick Powell.

Read more at the link https://www.eureporter.co/kazakhstan-2/2023/08/28/political-reforms-continue-in-kazakhstan/