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Successor to long-time Kazakh ruler is sworn in as president

12 June 2019, 12:07 PM

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the hand-picked successor to Kazakhstan’s longtime ruler, was inaugurated as president Wednesday after winning an election marred by a police crackdown and slammed by foreign monitors for “voting irregularities”.

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Kazakhs hold first presidential vote without three-decade strongman on ballot

9 June 2019, 6:40 AM

Kazakhs went to the polls Sunday to elect their first new leader in 30 years following the departure of ex-president Nursultan Nazarbayev with his handpicked successor set for victory.

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