Kazakh president to resign after 29 yrs | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 20, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, March 20, 2019

Kazakh president to resign after 29 yrs

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his shock resignation yesterday, 29 years after taking office. The move comes on the back of growing social discontent and an economy still recovering from an oil price plunge in 2014. Nazarbayev will enjoy significant policy-making powers following his resignation thanks to his constitutional status as "Leader of the Nation". He also became lifelong head of the country's security council last year.

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