NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan - The ruling Nur Otan party of Kazakhstan put forward Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev as its candidate to participate in the snap upcoming presidential elections, which will be held on 9 June.

The party congress adopted this decision on 23 April in the country's newly renamed capital – Nur-Sultan – where former Kazakh president and leader of the Nur Otan party, Nursultan Nazarbayev, announced Tokayev as the party's candidate for the presidency.

“As the chairman of the party, ...

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