Changes in Composition of National Kurultai

The Kurultai is a body which brings together representatives from different sectors of society to address important public issues. The involvement of public representatives and activists in the work of the Kurultai testifies to an aspiration for a broader and more comprehensive discussion and decision-making process at a national level.

On January 19th there were changes to the composition of the National Kurultai, with Bauyrzhan Alteyev, Amangeldy Tolamisov, Gulmira Kanai, Sergey Ogai, Zhiguli Dairabayev, Kazbek Maigeldinov, Berik Uali, Anastasia Timoshchenko-Borovikova, Serik Sarybai, Daulet Turlykhanov, Alexei Lodochnikov, Sarsen Kuranbek, and Edik Sularov leaving their posts.

At the same time, new representatives were added, including children’s ombudsman, Dinara Zakieva, and Mazhilis deputies, Nikita Shatalov and Nurlan Auesbayev. In addition, representatives of public councils from various regions were added.

Preparations are currently underway for the third meeting of the National Kurultai, which is scheduled for this spring.

Stephen M. Bland

Stephen M. Bland

 Stephen M. Bland is a journalist, author, editor, commentator and researcher specialising in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Prior to joining The Times of Central Asia, he has worked for NGOs, think tanks, as the Central Asia expert on a forthcoming documentary series, for the BBC, The Diplomat, EurasiaNet, and numerous other publications.
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Published in 2016, his book on Central Asia was the winner of the Golden Laureate of Eurasian Literature. He is currently putting the finishing touches to a book about the Caucasus.
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