After riots, Parliament votes in new prime minister in Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan lawmakers have installed a new prime minister, as the country’s rulers seek to reassert order after days of riots. The parliament of the Central Asian country on Tuesday voted in Alikhan Smailov, state television reported. Smailov had already taken the post temporarily, after the dismissal of the old government a week ago, according to the report. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev had earlier suggested Smailov for the job. On Monday, Tokayev told a meeting of a Russian-led regional security alliance order has been restored after days of violent unrest in which more than 150 people wer…

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