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Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev delivers a speech during a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016 (SPIEF 2016) in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 17, 2016. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

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ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev named Adilbek Zhaksybekov as his new chief of staff on Tuesday, replacing Nurlan Nigmatullin, Nazarbayev's office said on its Twitter feed.

Zhaksybekov, 61, has previously served as the mayor of the Kazakh capital, Astana. Nigmatullin, in turn, became a member of parliament on Tuesday, representing Nazarbayev's Nur Otan party.

(Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; editing by Polina Devitt)

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