“Kassym Jomart Tokayev” after the result declaration with the maximum number of votes has been elected as the new and 2nd President of Kazakhstan since Independence.
He over took “Nursultan Nazarbayev
” the longing President for 28 years. Since Independence, Kazakhstan witnessed its second-ever president sworn in. Tokayev till the age of 66 years served as the career diplomat as well as has been serving as the Interim President since Nazarbayev resigned in March 2019, and fetch about 70.76 percent of the total vote.
After being the President of Kazakhstan, Tokayev proposed being the new leader
, he announced naming the country's capital as Nursultan in honor of the first president of Kazakhstan
. After that, the Parliament voted to pass the declaration made by the President and change the name of Capital city.
He even made the commitment to change the names of the main streets of every major city
and named it after Mr. Nazarbayev and portraits of the post-Soviet-era ruler should continue to hang in schools
and other public places.
The first President Mr. Nazarbayev, aged 78 years, has first held the office since April 1991
, whereas, he led Kazakhstan since 1989 when Kazakhstan was still the part of the Soviet Union
. The government has spent nearly $18 billion on banking bailouts and trying to balancing relations with the country's two giant neighbors Russia
. However, the political history of Kazakhstan narrates that, there is only one openly opposition candidate in the race of elections
is journalist Amirzhan Kosanov, who has a track record of criticizing the government since a long time.