Electoral standards and commitments are at the core of the OSCE Acquis in the human dimension. The most urgent election-related challenge is the implementation of existing standards and commitments. However, instead of identifying and considering pathways towards better implementation of standards and commitments, OSCE participating States over the past years maneuvered into a political deadlock. As OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Kazakhstan should help identifying creative ways in which to achieve better implementation of existing standards and commitments. Kazakhstan could also foster consensus on additional electoral commitments, supplementing existing ones.