Eurasia This Week: September 22, 2022

September 22, 2022

A weekly review of news and analysis of elections in Eurasia, usually posted on Thursdays and occasionally updated throughout the week.

The Cathedral of St. Sophia in Veliky Novgorod, Russia. Photo credit: Wikimedia/Miraceti (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Upcoming Eurasia Elections

Kazakhstan Snap Presidential Election: November 20, 2022 and Snap Parliamentary Elections: Early 2023

Reuters (September 21, 2022): Kazakh leader calls snap presidential election on Nov.20

Temur Umarov, Carnegie Endowment (September 15, 2022): Kazakhstan’s Snap Presidential Election: A Shot at Democratization?

Catherine Putz, The Diplomat (September 14, 2022): Nur-Sultan No More and Kazakh Tinkering With Presidential Terms: Kazakhstan is to introduce a single seven-year presidential term and revert the capital’s name to “Astana.”

Moldova Local Elections: October 2023 (due)

Alexander Tanas, Reuters (September 18, 2022): Thousands take part in anti-government protest in Moldova

Ukraine Parliamentary Elections: By October 29, 2023 (due)

Anisha Kohli, Time (September 22, 2022): What the ‘Sham’ Referenda in Russian-Controlled Ukraine Could Mean for Both Countries

UK Government (September 22, 2022): Planned elections in Ukraine are a sham and invasion is failing: UK statement to the OSCE

Paul Dallison, Politico (September 20, 2022): Separatists in Ukraine’s Donbas to hold votes on joining Russia: Ballots come as Ukraine’s military pushes back Kremlin’s troops.

Past Eurasia Elections

Russia Regional Elections (some regions): September 11, 2022

AP (September 12, 2022): Pro-Kremlin candidates win all 14 Russian governorships

Thomas Kika, Newsweek (September 11, 2022): Russia Holds ‘Totally Senseless’ Election as Troops Retreat in Ukraine

Mike Eckel, RFE/RL (September 9, 2022): Don’t Mention The War? In Russian Regional Voting, Glimpses Of A Closing Society

Eurasia Elections Coming Up in 2022 and 2023

Russia Regional Elections (some regions): September 11, 2022

Turkmenistan Parliamentary and Local Elections: March 2023 (due)

Moldova Local Elections: October 2023 (due)

Ukraine Parliamentary Elections: By October 29, 2023 (due)

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