President Nursultan Nazarbayev has been sworn in for a fourth term as Kazakhstan’s leader, Reuters reports. He has re-appointed Prime Minister Karim Masimov and tasked him to appoint new officials to his Cabinet, with previous ministers retaining their positions in acting capacities.

Nazarbayev was re-elected by landslide in an election that European monitors criticized as having had “serious irregularities.”

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.