Kazakhstan's Ruling Party Nominates Tokayev for President


Kazakhstan's ruling party on Tuesday nominated Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as its candidate for a snap presidential vote in June, after he was put forward by the oil-rich country's founding leader Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Tokayev's candidacy received unanimous backing from 600 delegates of the ruling Nur Otan party, which is completely loyal to 78-year-old Nazarbayev, at an extraordinary conference in the capital Nur-Sultan. 

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