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Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

Kazakhstani politician

Kassym-Jomart Kemelevich Tokayev (born 17 May 1953) is a Kazakh politician and diplomat. He became the President of Kazakhstan on 20 March 2019,[1] after Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned on 19 March 2019.[2]

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
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2nd President of Kazakhstan
Assumed office
20 March 2019
Prime MinisterAskar Mamin
Preceded byNursultan Nazarbayev
Chairman of the Senate of Kazakhstan
In office
16 October 2013 – 19 March 2019
PresidentNursultan Nazarbayev
Preceded byKairat Mami
Succeeded byDariga Nazarbayeva
In office
11 January 2007 – 15 April 2011
PresidentNursultan Nazarbayev
Preceded byNurtai Abykayev
Succeeded byKairat Mami
Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
In office
12 March 2011 – 16 October 2013
Preceded bySergei Ordzhonikidze
Succeeded byMichael Møller
4th Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
In office
1 October 1999 – 28 January 2002
PresidentNursultan Nazarbayev
Preceded byNurlan Balgimbayev
Succeeded byImangali Tasmagambetov
Personal details
Born (1953-05-17) 17 May 1953 (age 66)
Almaty, Kazakh SSR, USSR
NationalityKazakh
Political partyNur Otan
Spouse(s)Nadezhda Tokayeva
Children1
ResidenceAk Orda Presidential Palace
Alma materMoscow State Institute of International Relations

He was Chairman of the Senate of Kazakhstan from 16 October 2013 to 19 March 2019 and from 11 January 2007 to 15 April 2011.[3]

Tokayev was Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 1 October 1999 to 28 January 2002 and as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva from 12 March 2011 to 16 October 2013.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Токаев принёс присягу и вступил в должность президента Казахстана". RT на русском (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  2. "Kazakh President Nazarbaev Abruptly Announces Resignation". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  3. https://en.tengrinews.kz/kazakhstan_news/Kairat-Mami-to-be-the-new-Senate-Speaker--942/