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Kazakhstani presidential election, 2005
- Created 2012-03-25
on 4 December 2005. Incumbent President
, in power since 1989, sought and won another seven-year term against four other candidates. Opposition candidates were allowed some access to the mass media, but this was still restricted. According to western election observers, opposition candidates also suffered considerable harassment. The
Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
(OSCE) criticized the elections, calling them unfair, but noted improvements.
, described as the leading figure of the opposition, was unable to take part, having died shortly before the election. A former mayor of
and government minister, Nurkadilov had joined the opposition. He was found shot dead in November, shortly after reportedly saying that he would go public with documents proving government corruption. Near his body was "a pillow pierced by bullets that may have been used as a silencer". The official cause of death was presented as suicide, with a report stating that Nurkadilov had shot himself twice in the chest and then once in the head.
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