Bakhytzhan Zhumagulov

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Bakhytzhan Zhumagulov
1st Chairman of the National Democratic Party Nur Otan
In office
1 March 1999 – 4 July 2007
Preceded by office established
Succeeded by Nursultan Nazarbayev
Personal details
Political party Nur Otan

Bakhytzhan Zhumagulov was Chairman of Otan and after renamed Nur Otan, the largest political party in Kazakhstan.[1] and acting chairman of Nur Otan party, created by merging a number of other parties into Otan.

Zhumagulov told reporters in a news conference in Astana on 25 September 2006 that Otan and Asar political parties officially merged. "In all, the merged Otan party has a membership of 700,000, which makes it the country's largest political party."[1]

Since 2007 Nur Otan has been headed by President Nursultan Nazarbayev.[2]


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