Civic Party of Kazakhstan

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Civic Party
Қазақстан азаматтық партиясы
First SecretaryAzat Peruashev
Parliamentary LeaderRahmet Mukashev
Founded17 November 1998; 24 years ago (1998-11-17)
Dissolved10 November 2006; 16 years ago (2006-11-10)
Merged intoOtan
Membership (2003)105,303[1]

The Civic Party of Kazakhstan (Kazakh: Қазақстан азаматтық партиясы, romanized: Qazaqstan Azamattyq Partııasy, QAP) is a defunct political party in Kazakhstan that was led by First Secretary Azat Peruashev.[2] The QAP was formed in 1998 and existed until 2006 when it was merged with Otan.


The founding congress of the QAP was held on 17 November 1998 in the city of Aktobe. The party's program and charter were adopted at the congress and Azat Peruashev was elected as the party's First Secretary. On 29 December 1998, it was registered by the Ministry of Justice.[3][4] The QAP advocated the construction of a democratic rule of law, the formation of civil society institutions, the strengthening and development of statehood. Most of the members of the QAP consisted of workers and employees of the largest enterprises of the mining and metallurgical industries. The main organ of the party was the Central Committee. The party had branches in all regions of the country, as well as in Astana and Almaty.[5]

The QAP won one seat in the 1999 legislative elections from a single-member constituency and 2 from the party list.[6]

The party participated in the Agrarian and Industrial Union of Workers Bloc that won 7.1% of the popular vote and 11 out of 77 seats in the 2004 Kazakh legislative election. The elections were held on 19 September and 3 October.[7]

QAP held a party congress on 10 November 2006. First Secretary Peruashev and President Nursultan Nazarbayev both attended. Peruashev announced that QAP officially merged into Otan, the largest political party in Kazakhstan and the party of Nazarbayev, justifying the move by saying that "the interests of the nation" must take precedence. Nazarbayev said he expected other parties to merge with Otan. Nazarbayev said there should be fewer, stronger parties that "efficiently defend the interests of the population."[2]


  1. ^ "Ум, честь и совесть нашей эпохи | Номад | 23.01.2003". Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  2. ^ a b Pro-Nazarbaev Party Merges With President's Power Base RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
  3. ^ Валентина, Курганская (2005). "Особенности партийной системы в Казахстане и национальный вопрос". Центральная Азия и Кавказ. 2 (38). ISSN 1403-7068.
  4. ^ "ПОЛИТИКУ – ХАВАЕМ!". Retrieved 2020-07-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Политические партии Казахстана на выборах 2004 года". (in Russian). Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  6. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p420 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  7. ^ "Final Kazakh Election Results Announced". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 2020-07-29.