Tbilisi Discusses Upcoming Parliamentary Elections in Kazakhstan

February 23, 2023

Tbilisi, February 23, 2023 - Representatives of the Georgian expert community familiarized themselves with the new system of elections to the Mazhilis of the Parliament and Maslikhats of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

To the political scientists and researchers of the leading analytical centers of Georgia the Ambassador of Kazakhstan Malik Murzalin told about modernization and transformation, political changes and economic reforms taking place in our country.

Information about the practical implementation of the constitutional reform, supported by citizens at the national referendum was presented to the attention of the audience. "As a result of it our country passed to new, more fair and competitive rules for formation of the legislative power", - noted the Kazakhstani diplomat.

Murzalin gave detailed information to the Georgian side on main innovations of the forthcoming parliamentary elections, noting that they are a logical continuation of political reforms initiated by Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan.

In turn, the participants of the discussion expressed keen interest in the bold decisions of the head of the Kazakhstani state on further political and economic modernization of the country.

According to Victor Kipiani, chairman of Geocase analytical organization, the events in Kazakhstan are considered in the context of development of the Caspian-Black Sea region as a whole. In this regard, the positive changes taking place in Kazakhstan are important to all stakeholders.

The expert of GSAC Georgian analytical center Gela Vasadze noted the timeliness and importance of the principle of the "Hearing State", the orientation of the innovations to the development of the regions and their independence. He also drew attention to the important role of Kazakhstan in geopolitics, which may become a key link in the East-West axis.

According to the observation of Professor Vakhtang Maisai of Caucasus International University, the level of political culture in Kazakhstan has significantly increased. The state and society have come to a political consensus. "The new geopolitical, or rather geo-economic reality, strengthens Kazakhstan's role in the Caucasus-Caspian region. Kazakhstan is becoming a democratic hub, a regional hegemon in the dissemination of democratic values," the expert said.

At the end of the discussion, the Georgian experts wished success to Kazakhstan, expressing confidence that a radical reset of the state system will bring its tangible benefits to the population in the near future, and that economic reforms will add new aspects to Kazakh-Georgian relations.