Nursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev (Kazakh: Нұрсұлтан Әбішұлы Назарбаев; born 6 July 1940) is the President of Kazakhstan. 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. In February 2014 he proposed renaming Kazakhstan to "Kazakh Eli".
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- President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev is the head of the Nur Otan party
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