At the end of the coming week, elections to the Kazakhstan parliament will be held. After many changes in economic development over the past few years, the country has moved closer to democracy and has changed its political system.
Recently, President Nursultan Nazarbayev has introduced a more parliamentary system, with the intention of strengthening the country's political parties. From now on, members of Parliament will be elected from a list of parties as they are in Israel.
In addition to promoting understanding between the various religions and communities of Kazakhstan, the introduction of democracy will benefit the situation within the country as well as foreign relations.
This week, an article about the elections by Kazakhstan's ambassador in Israel, Vadim Zabarkev, will be published in Israel's mass-circulation daily, Maariv.