Kazakh president unexpectedly resigns after three decades in power
Tehran (KNA) - Kazakhstan’s president unexpectedly ends his nearly-30-year-long reign over the country, naming an ally to finish off his term.
Nursultan Nazarbayev made the announcement on Tuesday, saying the country needed "a new generation of leaders."
The 78-year-old has been in power since 1991. Last time, he won a fifth term in office in 2015 after a landslide victory in elections, which saw a record voter turnout.