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Nursultan Nazarbayev
Нұрсұлтан Назарбаев
Nursultan Nazarbaev
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1st President of Kazakhstan
In office
24 April 1990 – 20 March 2019
Prime Minister Sergey Tereshchenko
Akezhan Kazhegeldin
Nurlan Balgimbayev
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
Imangali Tasmagambetov
Daniyal Akhmetov
Karim Massimov
Serik Akhmetov
Karim Massimov
Bakhytzhan Sagintayev
Askar Mamin
Vice President Yerik Asanbayev (1991–96)
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
Chairman of Nur Otan
Assumed office
4 July 2007
Preceded by Bakhytzhan Zhumagulov
Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
In office
22 February 1990 – 24 April 1990
Prime Minister Uzakbay Karamanov
Preceded by Kilibay Medeubekov
Succeeded by Yerik Asanbayev
First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
In office
22 June 1989 – 14 December 1991
Preceded by Gennady Kolbin
Succeeded by Position abolished
Prime Minister of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
In office
22 March 1984 – 27 July 1989
Chairman Bayken Ashimov
Salamay Mukashev
Zakash Kamaledinov
Vera Sidorova
Makhtay Sagdiyev
Preceded by Bayken Ashimov
Succeeded by Uzakbay Karamanov
Personal details
Born
Nursultan Ábishuly Nazarbayev

6 July 1940 (1940-07-06) (age 80)
Chemolgan, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
(now Ushkonyr, Kazakhstan)
Political party Communist (1962–1991)
Independent (1991–1999)
Nur Otan (1999–present)
Spouse(s)
Sara Alpysqyzy (m. 1962)
Children Dariga
Dinara
Aliya
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Nursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev (Kazakh: Нұрсұлтан Әбішұлы Назарбаев; born 6 July 1940) is a Kazakh politician who served as the first President of Kazakhstan from 1990 to 2019.

Nazarbayev has been the president since December 1991, when Kazakhstan became independent of the Soviet Union. He has been the country's leader since 1989. This is when he was named First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Kazakh SSR. In April 2011, Nazarbayev was re-elected to another five-year term.

In February 2014 he proposed renaming Kazakhstan to "Kazakh Eli". In 2006 he rewrote the words to "My Kazakhstan" which was then accepted as the country's national anthem. Shortly after his resignation as president the capital city was named after him in his honour.

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