Kazakhstan moves up parliamentary election to March 20

January 20, 2016 3:30 PM

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BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – Kazakhstan has called an early election for parliament, moving up the vote to March 20 instead of waiting until next year.

In setting the new date Wednesday, President Nursultan Nazarbayev said it would help the Central Asian country deal with the economic pressures resulting from the low oil price and slowdowns in neighboring China and Russia.

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