Kazakh president’s office says snap election not expected

February 5, 2019

ALMATY (Reuters) – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s office on Tuesday dismissed reports that he was planning for a snap election after he sought clarification on a clause in the constitution covering the length of his term.

Nazarbayev’s office said a number of the parts of the constitution needed legal clarification, including sections covering the replacement of a president or his resignation.

(Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Andrew Heavens)