Kazakh leader seeks another five years in early election

March 11, 2015 12:44 PM

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Kazakh leader seeks another five years in early election

ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said on Wednesday he will seek re-election in a snap poll next month, which will almost certainly see him extend his 26 years at the helm of the oil-exporting nation by another five.

The authoritarian leader's decision to run in the election on April 26 will for now end speculation over his would-be successor, a question closely followed by investors.

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