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Senate Speaker Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Wednesday assumed the office of President of Kazakhstan, until a new president is elected.

He took the oath of office before the people of Kazakhstan, Tengrinews reported.

The inauguration took place at the Mazhilis building, during the joint session of the upper and lower houses of the Kazakh parliament.

As reported earlier, Nursultan Nazarbayev on Tuesday announced his resignation from the post of President of Kazakhstan.

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev resigns

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