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Two political parties join in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s president said Friday the ruling Otan Party would merge with the pro-government Civic Party in what the opposition described as part of efforts to ensure his grip on power in upcoming parliamentary elections. The Civic Party has about 150,000 members, mostly workers of large plants and mines in Kazakhstan’s heavily industrialized central regions. After the merger, Otan will have approximately 1 million members, making it the largest political party in the former Soviet state of 16 million people. Full Story

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