Nursultan Nazarbayev

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Nursultan Nazarbayev
Нұрсұлтан Назарбаев
Nursultan Nazarbayev at the 2013 Astana Economic Forum.jpg
President of Kazakhstan
Assumed office
16 December 1991
Prime Minister Sergey Tereshchenko
Akezhan Kazhegeldin
Nurlan Balgimbayev
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
Imangali Tasmagambetov
Daniyal Akhmetov
Karim Massimov
Serik Akhmetov
Karim Massimov
Bakhytzhan Sagintayev
Preceded by position established
2nd Chariman of Nur Otan
Assumed office
4 July 2007[1]
Preceded by Bakhytzhan Zhumagulov
Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
In office
22 February 1990 – 24 April 1990
Prime Minister Uzakbay Karamanov
Preceded by Kilibay Medeubekov
Succeeded by Erik Asanbayev
First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakh SSR
In office
22 June 1989 – 14 December 1991
Preceded by Gennady Kolbin
Succeeded by position abolished
Prime Minister of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
In office
22 March 1984 – 27 July 1989
Chariman of the Supreme Soviet Bayken Ashimov
Salamay Mukashev
Zakash Kamaledinov
Vera Sidorova
Makhtay Sagdiyev
Preceded by Bayken Ashimov
Succeeded by Uzakbay Karamanov
Personal details
Born 6 July 1940 (1940-07-06) (age 76)
Chemolgan, Soviet Union
(now Kazakhstan)
Political party Communist Party (1962–1991)
Independent (1991–1999)
Nur Otan (1999–present)
Spouse(s) Sara Alpysqyzy
Children 3
Religion Sunni Islam
Signature

Nursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev (Kazakh: Нұрсұлтан Әбішұлы Назарбаев; born 6 July 1940) is the President of Kazakhstan.[2] 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.[3] In February 2014 he proposed renaming Kazakhstan to "Kazakh Eli".[4]

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