Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev steps down as President after 30 years in power | Dw News

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After 30 years in power Kazakhstan's president Nursultan Nazarbayev announced that he's stepping down. He has led the oil-rich nation since 1989, when it was still part of the Soviet Union. He said he would continue to chair the Security Council and remain leader of the main party in parliament. But the move means that his parliamentary speaker automatically assumes the presidency, at least for now.

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Kazakhstan is a dictatorship.

People need more attention in order to promote democratic reform in Kazakhstan.

Author โ€” ID TW

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He will still pull the levers behind the scenes. BTW, his personality cult became even more bigger.

Author โ€” Kazakh Doge

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Resign? He would be still calling the shots from the grave.

Author โ€” Oothmansah Abdul Alim

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"I was forced to leave the country" :/ Easiest way to win, eliminate the competition.

Author โ€” Zeke

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Same as any other leader in the territory, same blood line with dictators.

Author โ€” Al Demir

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There's problems in Kazakhstan. Transport for one. It takes very, very long. Because Kazakhstan is big.

Author โ€” Nate Marx

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Now in the west of Kazakhstan (Zhanaozen) for a month there are manifestations, people are asking for work. There is no connection with them, the armed forces were sent there. In December 2011 they (power) shot at peacefully striking workers

Author โ€” Saule Kaliyeva

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sir Akezhan Kazhegeldin is a smart and wise person. As he understood what family of Nazarbayev is, he left his office. That what smart people would do. I am really disappointed by the decision of renaming the Capital city's name and

Author โ€” Ran Sembekov

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did he know he will be next target ? lol, i respect you sir

Author โ€” sorry not you

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While his daughter became 2 nd person in Kazakstan๐Ÿ˜€

Author โ€” Nurik Nazarmambetov

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Investigate all his bussiness dealings everywhere

Author โ€” Good Day

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We believed that wish to be recently the-son of the sun, oui oui oui ๏ผŒ
We created my duty. Off course, loan globe and other things...

Author โ€” Takuto Azia

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Turkic Council should become a confederation like E.U. with a common economy, constitution and military.

Author โ€” Himanshu Bhatt

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...and all other countries are run by little girls!

Author โ€” ะœะธะปะตะฝ ะ”ะธะผะธั‚ั€ะพะฒ

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No hope for change. New president is just his puppet. They even want to rename new president to "Nursultan Nazarbayev". Speachless.

Author โ€” Lala La

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This man, Kazhegeldin should be a president of Kazakhstan. He is a visionary politician, an intelligent and honest man

Author โ€” Saule Kaliyeva

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He just doesn't have son to give his throne and kingdom

Author โ€” Ul. hus

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Respect to my Kazakh brothers and sisters

Author โ€” Hรผlegรผ El Khazar

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Well, the history of the country is very short and that one was the first president. Change is coming slow in kazakhistan but they are taking very strong steps in the right direction. No blood no fight very soft change. Let's hope better improvements will fallow this.

Author โ€” Huzeyfe Kiran

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The head of our local resident's association also resigned but tried to hang on to power for two years. It's a result of a combination of arrogance and senility.

Author โ€” David Harris