WORLD Kazakhstan renames capital 'Nursultan' after ex-president

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Kazakhstan renames capital 'Nursultan' after ex-president

AFP

19:29, March 20, 2019

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Kazakhstan's parliament on Wednesday voted to rename the country's capital in honour of longtime ruler Nursultan Nazarbayev, a day after he resigned as president, state media reported.

"Astana is now officially renamed Nursultan," the state-owned Kazinform news agency said after a parliamentary vote.

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