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Kazakhstan government resigns as protests over increased fuel prices roil country

Firstpost | 05/01/2022 06:47 PM | Click to read full article

Kazakh president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev accepted the government's resignation on Wednesday after a fuel price increase in the oil-producing Central Asian country triggered protests.

Tokayev sacked the cabinet in a bid to head off unprecedented unrest across the nation that followed an energy price hike. He also imposed states of emergency in Almaty, and Mangystau province from 5 to 19 January.