Nazarbayev continues to receive High Approval Ratings
By Stan Rogers
President Nursultan Nazarbayev received overwhelming approval from Kazakhstani poll respondents, an International Republican Institute (IRI) press release published May 19 said.
About 91% spoke favorably of him.
Baltic Surveys/The Gallup Organisation, on behalf of the US-based IRI, polled 1,527 adults nationwide April 3-13, with a 2.5% margin of error.
About 47% said democracy was the proper form of government for the country.
Nazarbayev has one month to sign or veto a parliamentary bill giving him "leader of the nation" status. Opposition members have complained that the bill is dangerous and supports a personality cult, Eurasianet.org reported.