Tokayev passed an amendment to a law which removes the need to agree on domestic and foreign policy decisions with Nazarbayev, who was seen as the country’s top decision-maker prior to January violence.
Nursultan Nazarbayev, who appeared in a video address for the first time since unrest rocked Kazakhstan this month, has also rejected rumours that he was abroad.
While Russia is the most influential power in Kazakhstan, the Netherlands and the US are the two biggest investors in Central Asia’s largest state.
President Tokayev says his predecessor and mentor Nursultan Nazarbayev created a caste of the wealthy elite in the Central Asian country after unrest erupted last week over a hike in fuel prices.
Kazakhstan occupies a strategically significant position between China and Russia, but has largely stayed out of the world’s eyes, until now,
The international organisation was established in 2009 to promote full-spectrum cooperation among Turkic-speaking countries.
Nur Otan party led by powerful ex-president Nursultan Nazarbayev sweeps parliamentary election, exit poll shows, as it has done for decades, with no major opposition groups running in the vote.
Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon looks sure to secure a fifth term in office in ongoing election as campaigns of his four competitors admit they do not expect many votes.
Passenger plane carrying nearly 100 people crashes soon after take-off near the city of Almaty, slamming into a house in an accident that also injured over 50 people.
The Central Election Commission says Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won nearly 71 percent of the vote with all the ballots counted. The results have not yet been formally confirmed.
Kazakhstan's interim leader Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the hand-picked successor of long-term former president Nursultan Nazarbayev, wins over 70 percent of the votes in the presidential election, according to an exit poll.
Who will lead the nation of 18 million that occupies a chunk of steppe the size of Western Europe, set between Russia, China and the Caspian Sea, and with immense hydrocarbon reserves?
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