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The President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev has announced that it will participate in early elections of the head of state on June 9, reports RIA “Novosti”.
“I will go to the polls to continue the strategic course of the first President on comprehensive development of our country. I see my task in continuity of the policy of our leader”, – said Tokayev.
Tokayev thanked Nazarbayev for the trust that gave him the first President Nursultan Nazarbayev (he proposed to nominate him for the presidency from the party “Nur Otan”. “I swear I’ll make every effort to justify the trust”, – said Tokayev.
“Nur Otan” party unanimously supported the candidacy Tokayev. Voted “for” all 263 members of the party.
Nazarbayev, head of Kazakhstan for almost 30 years, resigned as President on March 20. The head of state was Tokayev, who was the President of the Senate (upper chamber) of Parliament. Elections will be held on 9 June.