Asar (party)

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ChairpersonDariga Nazarbayeva
Founded25 October 2003; 19 years ago (2003-10-25)
Dissolved4 July 2006; 16 years ago (2006-07-04)
Merged intoOtan

Asar was a political party in Kazakhstan. In the 2004 Kazakh legislative election, the party won 11.4% of the popular vote and 4 out of 77 seats in the Mazhilis. Following calls from its leader Dariga Nazarbayeva for a united ruling party, and allegations that her father was becoming increasingly concerned by the group's independence, Asar merged with Otan.

The party's name comes from the Kazakh term meaning "Will Surpass." It is also the traditional word for helping people out.

Election Results[edit]


Election Party leader Votes % Seats +/– Position
2004 Dariga Nazarbayeva 541,239 11.4
4 / 77
Increase 4 Increase 3rd