Kazakhstan vote was 'unfair'

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The Independent Online
Foreign observers in Kazakhstan said the first multi-party parliamentary elections held in the former Soviet republic had been unfair, Reuter reports from Alma-Ata. A parliamentary delegation from the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE) said some candidates had been arbitrarily disqualified and cited other violations. An official at Kazakhstan's central election commission rejected the observers' judgement as incomplete.