Bakhytzhan Zhumagulov

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Bakhytzhan Zhumagulov
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Minister of Education and Science
In office
22 September 2010 – 2 September 2013
PresidentNursultan Nazarbayev
Prime MinisterKarim Massimov
Serik Akhmetov
Preceded byZhanseit Tuymenbayev
Succeeded byAslan Sarinzhipov
Personal details
Born (1953-08-18) 18 August 1953 (age 66)
Almaty Region, Soviet Union
(now Kazakhstan)
Political partyNur Otan

Bakhytzhan Zhumagulov (Kazakh: Бақытжан Тұрсынұлы Жұмағұлов, Baqytjan Tursynuly Jumaǵulov; born 18 August 1953) is a Kazakh politician who 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]

From 2010 to 2013, he held the post of Minister of Education and Science.


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