Kazakh leader calls snap presidential election on Nov.20

Kazakh leader calls snap presidential election on Nov.20

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will likely win the coming vote. — Reuters pic

Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022 8:45 PM MYT

ALMATY, Sept 21 —Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev called an early presidential election for Nov.20 today, according to a decree published by his office.

The vote, which he is likely to win, will cut his current term, but will give him a longer second term after a recent constitutional reform changed it to seven years from five. — Reuters