🇰🇿 Why did Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev resign? | Inside Story
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Now 78-year-old Nursultan Nazarbayev has stepped down in a sudden announcement.
But although Nazarbayev has ended his almost thirty year-rule, he's not given up power.
He is keeping the constitutional status of both "leader of the nation" and chief of the country's security council.
The speaker of the upper house of parliament, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has been sworn in to serve the rest of Nazarbayev's term which ends in 2020.
Does that signal a shift in this central Asian state?
And how's this being viewed, regionally AND globally?
Presenter: Adrian Finighan
Yevgeniy Zhovtis, human rights activist.
Alex Melikishvili, analyst at financial risk consultancy I-H-S Markit.
William Courtney, former U.S. ambassador to Kazakhstan