Kazakhstan PresidentNursultan NazarbayevKazakhstan President Nursultan NazarbayevIn April of 2011, Nursultan Nazarbayev was reelected to a five-year term asKazakhstan’s President. President Nazarbayev was born on July 6, 1940 in thevillage of Chemolgan, Kaskelen District, Almaty region. In 1967, he graduatedfrom the Highest Technical Educational Institution at the Karaganada MetallurgicWorks.He is a Doctor in Economics, Academician of the National Academy of theRepublic of Kazakhstan, International Academy of Engineering, RussianFederation Academy of Social Sciences, Honorable Professor of the Al-FarabiKazakh State National University, Honorable Member of the Academy of Scienceof the Republic of Belarus, Honorable Professor of the Lomonosov Moscow StateUniversity.From 1960 through 1969, he worked at the Karaganda Metallurgical Works.From 1969 through 1973, he was involved in the Party and Komsomol work inTemirtau of the Karaganda region. From 1973 to 1977, he was a secretary of theparty committee at the Karaganda Metallurgic Works.From 1977 through 1979, he served as secretary, and then second secretary ofthe Regional Committee of the Party in Karaganda.
From 1979 through 1984, he served as Secretary of the Committee of theCommunist Party of the Republic of Kazakhstan. From 1984 through 1989, hewas a Chairman of the Ministers Council of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.From 1989 through 1991, he served as First Secretary of the Central Committeeof the Communist Party of Kazakhstan. From February to April 1990, heconcurrently served as Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Kazakh SovietSocialist Republic.Has served as Kazakhstan’s President since April 1990.On December 1, 1991 the first national presidential elections were held whereNursultan Nazarbayev had been supported by 98.7 percent of electors.On January 10, 1999 he was elected the President of the Republic of Kazakhstanon the alternative basis with 79.78 per cent of electors.On December 4, 2005 he was again elected President of the Republic ofKazakhstan supported by 91.15 per cent of electors.In 2010 President Nazarbayev rejected a call from constituents to hold areferendum to keep him in office until 2020 and, instead, insisted on an electionto be held in April 2011. President Nazarbayev received 95.54 percent of the votewith 89.9 percent of registered voters participating. Many observers lauded thesubstantial progress toward Kazakhstan’s democracy.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 abusinesswoman, chairing the Elitstroy Construction Company.Please visit President Nazarbayev’s official website.