Kazakhstan president reappoints Askar Mamin as prime minister

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev nominated Askar Mamin as prime minister on Friday, and the newly elected lower house of parliament swiftly approved his appointment after ruling party leader Nursultan Nazarbayev asked his lawmakers to back Mamin. Mamin had stepped down after a January 10 parliamentary election, as required by the constitution, after almost two years… Read More Kazakhstan president reappoints Askar Mamin as prime minister

Kazakhstan set to hold presidential election on June 9

Kazakhstan’s interim president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, called a snap presidential election for June 9 on Tuesday and looked to be in pole position to continue ruling the oil-rich Central Asian nation. The only other potential heavyweight candidate, Dariga Nazarbayeva, has no plans to run, her aide told Kazakh news website Tengrinews.kz after the vote announcement. Her… Read More Kazakhstan set to hold presidential election on June 9