Kazakhstan’s ruling party nominates Tokayev for president



April 23 (AFP) – Kazakhstan’s ruling party on Tuesday nominated Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as its candidate for a snap presidential vote in June, after he was put forward by the oil-rich country’s founding leader Nursultan Nazarbayev.Tokayev’s candidacy received unanimous backing from 600 delegates of the ruling Nur Otan party, which is completely loyal to 78-year-old Nazarbayev, at an extraordinary conference in the capital Nur-Sultan.