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Vintage Interview with Kazakh Presidential Candidate Surfaces

An embarrassing 1999 television interview with Kazakhstan's presidential hopeful Gani Kasymov has surfaced on YouTube.

As longtime observers of Kazakh politics will recall, the garrulous Party of Patriots leader also made a run for presidential office back then, throwing his hat into the ring at the very last moment, just as he has done this time around.

Sporting camouflage fatigues, then-Customs Committee chief Kasymov immediately cuts a peculiar and awkward figure as the exchange on KTK talk show Portret Nedeli (“Portrait of the Week”) opens.

And it's all downhill from there.

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Vintage Interview with Kazakh Presidential Candidate Surfaces

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