Nursultan Nazarbayev (Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev) was born on July 6, 1940 in the village of Chemolgan, Kaskelen District, Almaty region. In 1967, he graduated from the Highest Technical Educational Institution at the Karaganada Metallurgic Works.
He is a Doctor in Economics, Academician of the National Academy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, International Academy of Engineering, Russian Federation Academy of Social Sciences, Honorable Professor of the Al-Farabi Kazakh State National University, Honorable Member of the Academy of Science of the Republic of Belarus, Honorable Professor of the Lomonosov Moscow State University.
From 1960 through 1969, he worked at the Karaganda Metallurgical Works.
From 1969 through 1973, he was involved in the Party and Komsomol work in Temirtau of the Karaganda region.
From 1973 to 1977, he was a secretary of the party committee at the Karaganda Metallurgic Works.
From 1977 through 1979, he served as secretary, and then second secretary of the Regional Committee of the Party in Karaganda.
From 1979 through 1984, he served as Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan.
From 1984 through 1989, he was a Chairman of the Ministers Council of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.
From 1989 through 1991, he served as First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan. From February to April 1990, he concurrently served as Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.
Since April 1990, he is a President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
On December 1, 1991 the first national presidential elections were held where Nursultan Nazarbayev had been supported by 98.7 percent of electors.
On April 29, 1995 the powers of the President Nursultan Nazarbayev have been prolonged till 2000 as a result of the national referendum.
On January 10, 1999 he was elected the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the alternative basis with 79.78 per cent of electors.
On December 4, 2005 he was again elected President of the Republic of Kazakhstan supported by 91.15 per cent of electors.
On June 14, 2010 the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan No.289-IV “On Introduction of Amendments and Supplements to Certain Constitutional Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the Issues of Improvement of the Legislation in the Field of Ensuring the Activity of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation” came into force.
On April 3, 2011 he was again elected President of the Republic of Kazakhstan supported by 95.5 per cent of electors.
Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan’s President in office, wins a double-digit victory at the latest early elections of the head of state on April 26, 2015.
The Supreme Commander in Chief of the Armed Services of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The Chairman of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan.
The Chairman of the “Nur Otan” Party.
The Chairman of the Security Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Spouse – Sara Alpysovna Nazarbayeva, since February 1992 – the founder and the president of the “Bobek” International Children Charitable Fund. Since July 1994, S.Nazarbayeva is the president of the “SOS – Children’s Villages Kazakhstan”.
The President has three daughters.
Dariga N. Nazarbayeva (born in 1963), the eldest daughter. Ph. D. in Political Science. Deputy of the Senate, the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Chairwoman of the Committee on International Affairs, Defense and Security.
Dinara N. Kulibayeva (born in 1967) is the middle daughter. She has a son and two daughters. Since 2004, she chairs the Board of Directors of the Kazakh-British Technical University.
Aliya N. Nazarbayeva (born in 1980) is the youngest daughter. She has a son and two daughters. Aliya chairs the “Elitstroy” Construction Company.
Kazakhstan has renamed its capital Astana to Nursultan to honour outgoing leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, who unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday. The change was announced after Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was sworn in as president, promising to seek his predecessor’s opinion on key decisions.
According to Deputy Director of Kazakhstan Institute For Strategic Studies, Sanat Kushkumbayev, the historical role of the First President of Kazakhstan is unparalleled. Under his leadership, Kazakhstan was established as an independent state and grew to become a modern country. The country’s economic success, political achievements and recognition of its international efforts are direct merits of Nursultan Nazarbayev’s work.
In the face of global challenges, Kazakhstan has withstood all the hardships. There were two major crises that the former President has successfully prevailed, and under his leadership, Kazakhstan has reached the heights which are eminent in Central Asia. “Nursultan Nazarbayev said that the policies that he conducted would be preserved and continued. Moreover, the First President retains the key powers related to Kazakhstan’s development regarding both domestic and foreign policies.
He will remain the lifelong chairman of the country’s Security Council, which is the key body responsible for political coordination in Kazakhstan. Nursultan Nazarbayev sent a clear message to his fellow countrymen and to the world, the political line will be preserved and that he will remain the guarantor of the political continuity and that he will support the next president and the acting president in implementation of the current initiatives,” said Yerzhan Saltybayev, Director of Institute Of World Economics And Politics.f independent Kazakhstan is directly associated with Nursultan Nazarbayev. In the past 30 years, he has led the country on the path to becoming a prosperous republic and a leading Central Asia economy, a full-fledged actor in global affairs.
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