President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Nursultan Nazarbayev was born on July 6, 1940 in the village of Chemolgan, Kaskelen District, Almaty region. In 1967 graduated from the Highest Technical Educational Institution at the Karaganada Metallurgic Works.
He is a Doctor in Economics, Academician of the National Academy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, International Academy of Engineering, Russian Federation Academy of Social Sciences, Honorable Professor of the Kazakh State National University of Al-Farabi, Honorable Member of the Academy of Science of the Republic of Belarus, Honorable Professor of the Lomonosov Moscow State University.
|From 1960 to 1969, worked at the Karaganda Metallurgical Works.
From 1969 to 1973, he was involved in the Party and Komsomol work in Temirtau of the Karaganda region. From 1973 to 1977, he was a secretary of the party committee at the Karaganda Metallurgic Works.
From 1977 to 1979, served as secretary, second secretary of the Regional Committee of the Party in Karaganda.
From 1979 to 1984, served as Secretary of the Committee of the Communist Party of the Republic of Kazakhstan. From 1984 to 1989, he was a Chairman of the Ministers Council of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.
From 1989 to 1991, served as First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan. From February to April 1990, he concurrently served as Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.
Since April 1990 he is a President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
On December 1, 1991 the first national presidential elections were held where Nursultan Nazarbayev had been supported by 98.7 per cent of electors.
On April 29, 1995 the powers of the President Nursultan Nazarbayev have been prolonged till 2000 as a result of the national referendum.
On January 10, 1999 was elected the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the alternative basis with 79.78 per cent of electors.
On December 4, 2005 was again elected President of the Republic of Kazakhstan supported by 91.15 per cent of electors.
The Chairman of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan.
The Supreme Commander in Chief of the Armed Services of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The Chairman of the World Association of Kazakhs.
Nursultan Nazarbayev is married to Sara Alpysovna. She chairs the ‘Bobek’ International Children Charitable Fund.
The President has three daughters. Dariga is a Doctor in Political Science. Dinara is chairing the Nursultan Nazarbayev Educational Fund. Aliya is a businesslady, chairing the Elitstroy construction company.