Tokayev appoints Alikhan Smailov as Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev appointed Alikhan Smailov as Prime Minister of Kazakhstan by his decree on Tuesday. This was reported by the press service of the head of state. "To appoint Smailov Alikhan Askhanovich the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan," the document says, TASS reports.
Earlier, the lower house of parliament approved his candidacy. The meeting was broadcast by the Khabar-24 TV channel. Tokayev, speaking in the Majilis via video communication, suggested that the deputies consider Smailov’s candidacy for the post of head of government.
On 5 January, amid growing protests, Tokayev accepted the resignation of the former government led by Askar Mamin. Since then, the ministers have continued to work in the status of acting until the appointment of a new Cabinet of Ministers. And about. First Deputy Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov became the prime minister instead of Mamin.
Smailov is 49 years old and has been holding the post of First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan since May 2020. Prior to that, he was the first deputy prime minister - minister of finance, in different years he held the positions of minister of finance, assistant to the president of Kazakhstan.
According to the legislation, the Prime Minister submits proposals on the structure and composition of the new government to the President within ten days after his appointment. At the meetings of the committees of the lower house of parliament, deputies must agree on the candidacies of a number of specialized ministers.