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New Kazakh president vows 'continuity' as world eyes who's next

Long-serving predecessor still looms large and has daughter in chain of succession

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev takes the oath after he assumed the post of Kazakhstan's interim president during a joint session of the houses of parliament in Astana.   © Reuters

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- The country's new interim president has pledged to stay the course adopted by his predecessor, one day after the abrupt resignation of Nursultan Nazarbayev, who led Kazakhstan for three decades.

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