Daughter of former Kazakh leader leaves senate speaker post



Dariga Nazarbayeva, Kazakhstan's deputy prime minister and daughter of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, visits a polling station during a snap parliamentary election in Astana, Kazakhstan
FILE PHOTO: Dariga Nazarbayeva visits a polling station during a snap parliamentary election in Astana, Kazakhstan, March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mukhtar Kholdorbekov

May 2, 2020

ALMATY (Reuters) – Dariga Nazarbayeva, the eldest daughter of former Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, has left her position as speaker of the upper house of parliament, the presidential office said on Saturday.

The office of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev gave no details in its brief statement. Nazarbayeva had been appointed as a senate deputy by Tokayev who also nominated her for the speaker post.

(Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Edmund Blair)





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