Nazarbayev has been the president since December 1991, when Kazakhstan became independent of the Soviet Union. He has been the country's leader since 1989. This is when he was named First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Kazakh SSR. In April 2011, Nazarbayev was re-elected to another five-year term.
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- "哈萨克斯坦总统纳扎尔巴耶夫" [President of Kazakhstan - Nazarbayev]. 新华网. Xinhua News Agency
- Staff writer (4 April 2011). "Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev wins re-election". BBC News Asia-Pacific. BBC News. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
- "Kazakh leader floats renaming country". 7 February 2014 – via www.bbc.com.
- Kazakhstan declared independence from the Soviet Union on 16 December 1991.