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Kazakhstan President Calls Snap Election

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev dissolved the lower house of parliament Wednesday and called a snap election, urging the nation to consolidate at a time of economic hardship caused by the crash in oil prices. The vote, originally expected at the end of this year or early 2017, will be held March 20, according to a Twitter message posted by Nazarbayev's press service. Nazarbayev's move was widely expected after the lower house unanimously voted this month to request its...

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