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Kazakhstan Votes for Continuity While Keeping Eye on Ukraine

As oil-rich Kazakhstan votes for a president Sunday, the governing elite is pounding home a mantra of stability as fears percolate about the country's massive Russian minority taking inspiration from the Moscow-backed insurgency in Ukraine. With authorities clamping down on all opposition, Nursultan Nazarbayev's re-election is a done deal. The former Communist party boss' two rivals - a trade union leader and a Communist politician - have negligible public profiles and are...

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