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Quick Hit: Protesters March in Kazakh Capital as Economy Tumbles

The president has dissolved the lower house of parliament and called snap elections, amid the former Soviet republic's worsening economic crisis.

Dollar-mortgage holders march on Almaty to demand Kazakh banks recalculate their loans in the local currency. The tenge has lost half its value since the country moved to a floating exchange rate in August 2015. The demonstration is rare, as it is illegal under Kazakh law to hold a public protest without government approval.

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