Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

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Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
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2nd President of Kazakhstan
Assumed office
20 March 2019
Prime MinisterAskar Mamin
Preceded byNursultan Nazarbayev
Chairman of the Senate of Kazakhstan
In office
16 October 2013 – 19 March 2019
PresidentNursultan Nazarbayev
Preceded byKairat Mami
Succeeded byDariga Nazarbayeva
In office
11 January 2007 – 15 April 2011
PresidentNursultan Nazarbayev
Preceded byNurtai Abykayev
Succeeded byKairat Mami
Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
In office
12 March 2011 – 16 October 2013
Preceded bySergei Ordzhonikidze
Succeeded byMichael Møller
4th Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
In office
1 October 1999 – 28 January 2002
PresidentNursultan Nazarbayev
Preceded byNurlan Balgimbayev
Succeeded byImangali Tasmagambetov
Personal details
Born (1953-05-17) 17 May 1953 (age 66)
Almaty, Kazakh SSR, USSR
NationalityKazakh
Political partyNur Otan
Spouse(s)Nadezhda Tokayeva
Children1
ResidenceAk Orda Presidential Palace
Alma materMoscow State Institute of International Relations

Kassym-Jomart Kemelevich Tokayev (born 17 May 1953) is a Kazakh politician and diplomat. He became the President of Kazakhstan on 20 March 2019,[1] after Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned on 19 March 2019.[2]

He was Chairman of the Senate of Kazakhstan from 16 October 2013 to 19 March 2019 and from 11 January 2007 to 15 April 2011.[3]

Tokayev was Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 1 October 1999 to 28 January 2002 and as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva from 12 March 2011 to 16 October 2013.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Токаев принёс присягу и вступил в должность президента Казахстана". RT на русском (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  2. "Kazakh President Nazarbaev Abruptly Announces Resignation". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  3. https://en.tengrinews.kz/kazakhstan_news/Kairat-Mami-to-be-the-new-Senate-Speaker--942/