June 9 is marked as an important date in Kazakhstan’s political history when for the first time the nation will witness its Second President, officially.
The government has delivered every efforts to make it convenient for the public and fair for the candidates. About 10,000 polling booth will be available for the eligible 11,814,019 citizens which will cast their votes with paper ballots.
This election will impact on the country’s internal as well as external policies where new initiatives would be taken by the next president. However, the first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has been projected the country towards the path of modernisation and development to which Kazakhstan’s national capital is a perfect example. The capital, Nur-Sultan (earlier Astana) is a perfect amalgamation of high rising modern building and perfect planning.
“I see my actual president my Nursultan in these candidates, he (the first president) has brought us this far and the candidate which has similar ideology should win the election”, citizens of Astana.
Kassym Jomart Tokayev
The well-known candidate, Tokayev, has years of political and governance experience who is a favourite of the youth of the country and holds believe of the people. The candidate of the Nur Otan Party is contesting the election with peace and harmony as the agenda. Tokayev is currently the transitional president of the country.
Kassym Tokayev appointed as Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan. In 1993, he becomes the First Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan. In 1994 he is appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan. In March 1999, he becomes the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan. In October 1999, with the consent of the Parliament by the Decree of the President of Kazakhstan, he is appointed as the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan. In January 2002, he becomes the State Secretary – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan. From 2003 to 2007 he is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan. He takes an active part in the global process of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.
In January 2007 he is elected as the Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan. In 2008, he is elected as the Vice-President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly as the Speaker of the upper chamber of the Kazakh parliament.
In March 2011, he is appointed as the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva, and also Personal Representative of the UN Secretary-General at the Conference on Disarmament. He also takes the office as the Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament. He is elected as the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CIS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
October 16, 2013, he is re-elected as the Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament, Kazakhstan.
On March 20, 2019, he takes the oath as the President of Kazakhstan.
Since 2007, he has been a member of Nur Otan Party and the Bureau of the Political Council of Nur Otan Party. Member of the Security Council of Kazakhstan. Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador. Doctor of Political Sciences. Full member of the World Academy of Humanities and Natural Sciences. Member of the Council of the Wise Men of the Munich Security Conference. Honorary Professor of the Shenzhen University (PRC) and the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Honorary President of Kazakhstan’s Council on Foreign Relations. Honorary Dean of the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations. According to the Russian Biographical Society, he enters the list of winners of the “Man of the Year – 2018”. For 13 years he headed the Table Tennis Federation of Kazakhstan.
He is the author of 10 books on international relations.
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