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Kazakh Opposition Leader Announces Plan To Run For Presidency

Vladimir Kozlov is head of the unregistered Forward (Alga) party.
Vladimir Kozlov, the leader of Kazakhstan's unregistered opposition party Forward (Alga) has announced his intention to run in a presidential election scheduled for 2012.

Kozlov said it was not only time for 70-year-old incumbent Nursultan Nazarbaev, 70, to be replaced but also for a new political system in the country.

Yermukhammet Yertlesbaev, one of Nazarbaev's closest aides, said in September that Nazarbaev would run for another term in the next presidential election.