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Kazakh President Abruptly Resigns After 30-Year Rule: Part I

March 19, 2019

Episode Notes:

Today, after 30 years in power, Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has Abruptly Resigned. This is part I of two parts on the resignation of Central Asia's last Soviet-era leader.

Bruce Pannier, Senior Correspondent for Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, joins the Warcast to discuss the event, Nazarbayev's generation of impact in Kazakhstan, and what to expect happens now.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:36 ] Details of the resignation
[ 1:49 ] Powers he keeps
[ 4:06 ] Why now
[ 6:25 ] How he has shaped Kazakh politics
[ 9:19 ] What happens next

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