President of Kazakhstan

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President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Қазақстан Республикасының Президенті
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Nursultan Nazarbayev at the 2013 Astana Economic Forum (cropped).jpg
Nursultan Nazarbayev

since 24 April 1990
Residence Ak Orda Presidential Palace
Appointer Direct popular vote
Term length 5 years, renewable
Inaugural holder Nursultan Nazarbayev
Formation 24 April 1990
Succession Chairman of the Senate of Kazakhstan
Website (Kazakh)
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The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakh: Қазақстан Республикасының Президенті Qazaqstan Respublikasınıñ Prezidenti) is the head of state, Commander-in-chief and holder of the highest office within the Republic of Kazakhstan. The authorities of this position are described in special section of Constitution of Kazakhstan.

The position was established on 24 April 1990, a year before the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The first and current President of Kazakhstan is Nursultan Nazarbayev.[1]

Decoration of the President of Kazakhstan[edit]

The President of Kazakhstan's decorations include a breast mark and Standard of The President of Kazakhstan. According to a post[who?] The President of Kazakhstan granted cavalierity of the order of the "Gold Eagle" («Алтын Кыран»(«Золотой Орёл»)).

The President in the Constitution[edit]

Item 5 of Article 42 of the constitution determines that none can be elected president more than two terms in a row, but it also states that "The present restriction shall not extend on the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan." [2]

Article 46 says that the President's "honor and dignity shall be inviolable" and that his expenses shall be paid by the state. Item 4 of the article outlines the special status and authority of the first president, and refers to a special constitutional act for definitions.[3] According to this act, the first president possesses total, absolute and termless inviolability for all actions he performs during his being on a post. And till the death he sustains the government official. He also keeps ability to speak to people of Kazakhstan, keeps guards, communication, transport, state support of his activity, and official apartment and summer residence became his property with official maintenance. There is also pointed medical care, sanatorium, provision of pensions and insurance.

Latest election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 3 April 2011 Kazakhstani presidential election results
Candidates and nominating parties Votes %
Nursultan NazarbayevNur Otan 7,850,958 95.55
Ghani QasymovPatriots Party 159,036 1.94
Zhambyl AkhmetbekovCommunist People's Party of Kazakhstan 111,924 1.36
Mels EleusizovTabighat 94,452 1.15
Total (turnout 89.99%) 8,216,370 100.00
Source: Assembly of People of Kazakhstan, Daily Times

Prior to the 2011 election, President Nazarbayev wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post titled "Kazakhstan’s steady progress toward democracy".[4]

Presidents of the Republic of Kazakhstan (1990-present)[edit]

The first column consecutively numbers the individuals who have served as president, while the second column consecutively numbers the Presidential terms or administrations.

Name Portrait Elected Term of office Political party
1 Nursultan Nazarbayev
Нұрсұлтан Назарбаев
Nursultan Nazarbayev at the 2013 Astana Economic Forum (cropped).jpg 24 April 1990 1 December 1991 Communist Party
1 December 1991 14 December 1991
(1) 14 December 1991 29 April 1999 Independent
29 April 1999 1 March 1999
(1) 1 March 1999 4 December 2005 Otan
4 December 2005 1 December 2006
(1) 1 December 2006 4 April 2011 Nur Otan
4 April 2011 Incumbent

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Kazakhstan President Embassy of Kazakhstan
  2. ^ Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan Constitutional Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  3. ^ Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan Constitutional Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  4. ^ Kazakhstan’s steady progress toward democracy Washington Post