April 9, 2019 / 7:14 AM / 2 months ago

Kazakhstan to hold early presidential election on June 9

ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakhstan’s interim president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, called a snap presidential election on Tuesday, citing the need to eliminate political uncertainty in the oil-rich Central Asian nation.

The election will take place on June 9, Tokayev said in a televised address to the nation.

Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Tom Balmforth

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