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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