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Daily protests calling for the authoritarian president's resignation are now in their second month, Members of 'Omnium Cultural' celebrate the 20th 'Festa per la llibertat' ('Fiesta for the freedom') to mark the Day of Catalonia in Barcelona. Kazakhstan’s long-serving President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has apologised. China will celebrate national day marking the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1st, The Glass Mountain Inn burns as the Glass Fire moves through the area in St. Helena, California. In 2015 Nazarbayev was elected to another term as president, once again with over 95 percent of the vote. Thailand has seen near-daily protests in recent weeks by students demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Members of the Kayapo tribe block the BR163 highway during a protest outside Novo Progresso in Para state, Brazil. Kazakhstan is rich with oil, gas and coal but Nursultan Nazarbayev, its president for life, has committed the country to a dramatic shift from fossil fuels to green energy.
But long-time leader signalled he intends to stick around as head of the oil-rich state’s security council Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? In 2007 a constitutional amendment rendered Nazarbayev personally exempt from the two-term limit on the presidency, and in mid-2010 the Kazakh parliament issued him the title Leader of the Nation, which further empowered him by protecting his assets and making him immune to prosecution. Thousands of asylum seekers on the island of Lesbos are now homeless, Pope Francis takes off his face mask as he arrives by car to hold a limited public audience at the San Damaso courtyard in The Vatican, A home is engulfed in flames during the "Creek Fire" in the Tollhouse area of California, A couple take photos along a sea wall of the waves brought by Typhoon Haishen in the eastern port city of Sokcho, Novak Djokovic and a tournament official tends to a linesperson who was struck with a ball by Djokovic during his match against Pablo Carreno Busta at the US Open, Protesters confront police at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Australia, during an anti-lockdown rally, A woman looks on from a rooftop as rescue workers dig through the rubble of a damaged building in Beirut. In an Instagram post he said he could now breathe independently following his suspected poisoning last month, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba and former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida celebrate after Suga was elected as new head of the ruling party at the Liberal Democratic Party's leadership election in Tokyo, A man stands behind a burning barricade during the fifth straight day of protests against police brutality in Bogota, Police officers block and detain protesters during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? A 1995 referendum allowed for the extension of Nazarbayev’s term in office to 2000. But long-time leader signalled he intends to stick around as head of the oil-rich state’s security council, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile.
Mr Nazarbayev rose to the presidency in 1990 while the Soviet Union was still in existence.
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Few in Kazakhstan were surprised by today’s announcement, says Amirzhan Kosanov, an opposition politician and former government official. He is the author of 10 books on international relations. After the abortive 1991 attempt by hard-liners to overthrow Mikhail Gorbachev, a step that he opposed, Nazarbayev resigned from the Politburo (August 22).
Likewise, few were surprised by Nazarbayev’s manoeuvrings to remain “de facto the most influential person in the country.”, “While Nazarbayev remains alive, nothing will change,” Kosanov told The Independent. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login).
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