Imangali Tasmagambetov

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Imangali Tasmagambetov
Иманғали Тасмағамбетов
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Minister of Defense of Kazakhstan
Assumed office
October 22, 2014
President Nursultan Nazarbayev
Prime Minister Karim Massimov
Preceded by Serik Akhmetov
Mayor of Astana
In office
April 4, 2008 – October 22, 2014
Preceded by Askar Mamin
Succeeded by Adilbek Zhaksybekov
Mayor of Almaty
In office
December 9, 2004 – April 4, 2008
Preceded by Victor Khrapunov
Succeeded by Akhmetzhan Yesimov
Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
In office
January 28, 2002 – June 13, 2003
Preceded by Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
Succeeded by Daniyal Akhmetov
Personal details
Born (1956-12-09) December 9, 1956 (age 58)
Novobogat Village, Makhambet District, Gurev Province (now Atyrau Province)
Nationality Kazakh
Alma mater Pushkin Pedagogical Institute, Oral, Kazakhstan

Imangali Nurgaliuly Tasmagambetov (Kazakh: Иманғали Нұрғалиұлы Тасмағамбетов (born 9 December 1956) is the current Minister of Defense of Kazakhstan.[1] He was the mayor of Astana from April 2008 to October 2014. From December 2004 to April 2008 he was the mayor of Almaty. Before that, from 28 January 2002 to 11 June 2003, he was the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.[2]

Tasmaghambetov said that he resigned after finding out about the falsification of a positive vote of confidence in his administration that was taken on 19 May 2003. His resignation resulted in the dismissal of all members of his cabinet, as required by the Constitution of Kazakhstan.[2]

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev replaced Tasmaghambetov with Pavlodar Oblysy Governor Daniyal Akhmetov on 13 June 2003. Akhmetov pledged to maintain many of Tasmaghambetov's policies.[2]