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Dariga Nazarbayeva, daughter of Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev and the country's Deputy Prime Minister, attends celebrations to mark Kazakhstan People's Unity Day in Almaty, Kazakhstan, May 1, 2016. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File photo

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ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed his eldest daughter Dariga a lawmaker in the Senate, the upper chamber of the Central Asian nation's parliament, on Tuesday, his office said in a statement.

Dariga Nazarbayeva, 53, has previously served as deputy prime minister.

(Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; editing by Vladimir Soldatkin)

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