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Kazakhstan resigns in large-scale protest over rising gas prices

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President Tokaev accepts the government’s resignation after unprecedented protests over rising energy prices in the region have swallowed other parts of the vast nations of Central Asia.

Kazakhstan law enforcement officers warned outside Municipal Headquarters on January 4, 2022, protesting rising LPG costs following the authorities’ decision to raise the price limit for liquefied petroleum gas in Almaty, Kazakhstan. ing. (Reuters)

The Kazakh government has announced its resignation in a massive protest involving Central Asian countries over rising gas prices.

According to a presidential directive, Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokaev accepted the government’s resignation on Wednesday.

“In accordance with Article 70 of the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, I have decided to accept the resignation of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan,” a presidential directive. Said..

Previously, Tokaev imposed a state of emergency on the largest city of Almaty and the oil-rich western region, after unprecedented protests that began over rising energy prices in the region swallowed other parts of the vast former Soviet nation. did.

Almaty, a city in the southeastern part of Kazakhstan’s financial capital, fired tear gas and grenades late Tuesday to calm the anxieties that began in the western part of the country over rising local prices for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It was in a state.

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