President of Kazakhstan

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President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Қазақстан Республикасының Президенті
Flag of the President of Kazakhstan.svg
Presidential standard
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (2019-04-03) 04.jpg
Incumbent
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

since 20 March 2019
ResidenceAk Orda Presidential Palace
AppointerDirect popular vote
Term length5 years, renewable
Inaugural holderNursultan Nazarbayev
Formation24 April 1990
SuccessionChairman of the Senate of Kazakhstan
Website(Kazakh) akorda.kz
(English) www.akorda.kz/en

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the head of state, commander-in-chief and holder of the highest office within the Republic of Kazakhstan. The presidency was created on 24 April 1990, a year before the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The first and, until March 2019, the only President of Kazakhstan was Nursultan Nazarbayev.[1]

None of the presidential elections held in Kazakhstan have been considered free or fair by Western countries or international observers[2] with issues noted including ballot tampering, multiple voting, harassment of opposition candidates and press censorship.

List of Presidents[change | change source]

No. Name Portrait Elected Term of office Political party
1 Nursultan Nazarbayev
Нұрсұлтан Назарбаев
(1940–)
Nursultan Nazarbayev at the 2013 Astana Economic Forum (cropped).jpg 24 April 1990 1 December 1991 Communist Party of Kazakhstan
1
1991
1 December 1991 14 December 1991
(1) 14 December 1991 20 January 1999 Independent
2
1999
20 January 1999 1 March 1999
(1) 1 March 1999 11 January 2006 Otan
3
2005
11 January 2006 1 December 2006
(1) 1 December 2006 8 April 2011 Nur Otan
4
2011
8 April 2011 29 April 2015
5
2015
29 April 2015 20 March 2019[3]
(resigned from office)
2 Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
Қасым-Жомарт Тоқаев
(1953–)
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (2019-04-03) 04.jpg 20 March 2019[4] Incumbent Nur Otan

References[change | change source]

  1. Kazakhstan President Embassy of Kazakhstan
  2. Kazakhstan's long term president to run in snap election – again, The Guardian, 11 March 2015
  3. "Kazakh President Nazarbaev Abruptly Announces Resignation". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  4. Обязанности президента Казахстана будет исполнять спикер Сената Токаев