Kazakhstan's President Tokayev speaks during his meeting with South Korea's counterpart Moon Jae-in in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. File photo/ Reuters
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Tuesday secured veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev’s backing to run in the June 9 snap presidential election, virtually guaranteeing Tokayev’s victory.
Nazarbayev, who leads the oil-rich Central Asian nation’s biggest political party, Nur Otan, asked party members at a pre-election congress on Tuesday to officially nominate Tokayev, a 65-year-old former diplomat.
Tokayev, previously speaker of the Senate, assumed the presidency last month in line with the constitution when Nazarbayev resigned after running the former Soviet republic of 18 million for almost three decades.
Tokayev then quickly called an early election to finalise what observers regard as an orchestrated transfer of power in a highly centralised political system.
Nazarbayev, 78, retains sweeping authority as head of Kazakhstan’s security council and Nur Otan leader.
Police in Kazakhstan beat a journalist covering protests following election results that confirmed the hand-picked successor of historic leader Nursultan Nazarbayev as president,
Kazakhstan’s interim president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, won a snap presidential election with 70.76% of the vote, the Central Election Commission said on Monday, citing preliminary data.
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will make a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, his office said, amid speculation that the oil-exporting nation is headed for an early presidential election.
Nur-Sultan: A grand opening ceremony of the AIFC Court and the International Arbitration Center (IAC) building took place with the participation of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Tuesday. The Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) Governor Kairat Kelimbetov, the Chairman
Around 200 homeless Pakistanis stranded for weeks in Dubai will be repatriated through a special flight to Pakistan as announced by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development on Saturday.
Canadian University Dubai (CUD) made history as it became the first university in the world to display images of its graduating class on the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The ceremony was the leading Dubai-based university’s 10th graduation event, and recognised its class of 2020 by illuminating one of the most iconic buildings in the world with the faces of this year’s graduates.
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