Nursultan Nazarbayev

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Nursultan Nazarbayev
Нұрсұлтан Назарбаев
Nursultan Nazarbaev
Nursultan Nazarbayev at the 2013 Astana Economic Forum (cropped).jpg
1st President of Kazakhstan
In office
24 April 1990[Note 1] – 20 March 2019
Prime MinisterSergey Tereshchenko
Akezhan Kazhegeldin
Nurlan Balgimbayev
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
Imangali Tasmagambetov
Daniyal Akhmetov
Karim Massimov
Serik Akhmetov
Karim Massimov
Bakhytzhan Sagintayev
Askar Mamin
Vice PresidentYerik Asanbayev (1991–96)
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byKassym-Jomart Tokayev
Chairman of Nur Otan
Assumed office
4 July 2007
Preceded byBakhytzhan Zhumagulov
Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
In office
22 February 1990 – 24 April 1990
Prime MinisterUzakbay Karamanov
Preceded byKilibay Medeubekov
Succeeded byYerik Asanbayev
First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
In office
22 June 1989 – 14 December 1991
Preceded byGennady Kolbin
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Prime Minister of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
In office
22 March 1984 – 27 July 1989
ChairmanBayken Ashimov
Salamay Mukashev
Zakash Kamaledinov
Vera Sidorova
Makhtay Sagdiyev
Preceded byBayken Ashimov
Succeeded byUzakbay Karamanov
Personal details
Born
Nursultan Ábishuly Nazarbayev

(1940-07-06) 6 July 1940 (age 78)
Chemolgan, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
(now Ushkonyr, Kazakhstan)
Political partyCommunist (1962–1991)
Independent (1991–1999)
Nur Otan (1999–present)
Spouse(s)
Sara Alpysqyzy (m. 1962)
ChildrenDariga
Dinara
Aliya
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Nursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev (Kazakh: Нұрсұлтан Әбішұлы Назарбаев; born 6 July 1940) is a politician who served the President of Kazakhstan.[1]

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.[2]

In February 2014 he proposed renaming Kazakhstan to "Kazakh Eli".[3] In 2006 he rewrote the words to "My Kazakhstan" which was then accepted as the country's national anthem

References[change | change source]

  1. "哈萨克斯坦总统纳扎尔巴耶夫" [President of Kazakhstan - Nazarbayev]. 新华网. Xinhua News Agency
  2. Staff writer (4 April 2011). "Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev wins re-election". BBC News Asia-Pacific. BBC News. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  3. "Kazakh leader floats renaming country". 7 February 2014 – via www.bbc.com.

Notes

  1. Kazakhstan declared independence from the Soviet Union on 16 December 1991.