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A man wearing a face mask and gloves to protect himself against coronavirus, casts his ballot at a polling station during a parliamentary elections in Nur-Sultan, the capital city of Kazakhstan, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo)

Kazakhstan's ruling party cements its grip on parliament

Jan. 11, 2021 5:11 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's ruling party has cemented its grip on parliament in the opposition-free election, officials said Monday. The Central Election Commission said that the ruling Nur Otan party won 71% of the vote in Sunday's parliamentary election and two other parties loyal to the government also...

Kazakhstan's police officers detain a protester during an opposition rally in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, as voters in resource-rich Kazakhstan are going to the polls in a parliamentary election lacking any serious opposition. Dozens of activists were detained in at least three major cities, including the capital, Nur-Sultan, and Almaty, with reports of independent observers being denied access or detained at some polling stations. (AP Photo/Vladimir Tretyakov)

Protesters detained for criticizing Kazakhstan's vote

Jan. 10, 2021 11:21 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Dozens of people protesting Kazakhstan’s opposition-free election were detained in the country’s capital and in its principal city, but were released after several hours. Five parties are competing Sunday for seats in the lower house of parliament, but all are loyal to the...