Considering the ongoing Ukraine crisis and rising tensions between Russia and the West, the former Soviet space is definitely a region to observe in 2015.
Elections in the former Soviet republics are especially important to watch. In some cases, like the authoritarian states of Belarus, Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistan, the results are foregone conclusions. However in other more open states, such as Georgia, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan, they are not. In Russia’s case, it will be interesting to see what happens in 2018, and whether or not Putin will stay on for an additional term.
Below is a schedule of upcoming elections in the former Soviet space over the course of the next four years, from 2015 to 2018.
Correction: Transnistria’s parliamentary election will be taking place in November 2015, not February 2015.
- Tajikistan: parliamentary election
- Uzbekistan: presidential election
- Nagorny Karabakh (Az.): parliamentary election
- Kyrgyzstan: parliamentary election
- Belarus: presidential election
- Azerbaijan: parliamentary election
- Transnistria (Md.): parliamentary election
- Abkhazia (Ge.): parliamentary election
- Belarus: parliamentary election
- Georgia: parliamentary election
- Kazakhstan: presidential election
- Transnistria (Md.): presidential election
- Russia: parliamentary election
- Kazakhstan: parliamentary election
- Turkmenistan: presidential election
- South Ossetia (Ge.): presidential election
- Armenia: parliamentary election
- Nagorny Karabakh (Az.): presidential election
- Kyrgyzstan: presidential election
- Armenia: presidential election
- Russia: presidential election
- Moscow: mayoral election
- Azerbaijan: presidential election
- Georgia: presidential election
- Moldova: parliamentary election
- Turkmenistan: parliamentary election