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Kazakh president accepts government's resignation

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev attends the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit in Minsk

ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev accepted the government's resignation on Monday, his office said in a statement, naming Deputy Prime Minister Roman Sklyar as acting prime minister.

Tokayev's office did not say why the cabinet had resigned. Government reshuffles are routine in the oil-rich Central Asian nation where much of the political power is concentrated in the hands of the president.

(Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov)