Kazakhstan renames capital Astana as 'Nursultan' after ex-President

Last Updated: March 21, 2019

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Kazakhstan renames capital Astana as 'Nursultan' after ex-President

Kazakhstan renames capital Astana as 'Nursultan' after ex-President

21 March 2019 Current Affairs:

Kazakhstan's Parliament has voted to rename the country's capital Astana as 'Nursultan', in honour of former President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Kazakhstan's new President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev had proposed the move to rename the capital in honour of Nazarbayev, who announced his resignation on March 19 after 30 years in power.
Nazarbayev's daughter, Dariga, was elected speaker of the Senate.

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