14:34 / 11.01.2022
Kazakhstan appoints new Prime Minister

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced on Tuesday the appointment of Alikhan Smailov as Prime Minister.

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Prior to the appointment, Smailov served as the First Deputy Prime Minister of the country.

It should be reminded that on January 5, Tokayev signed a decree dissolving the republic’s government amid mass protests. Since then, Smailov had been leading the government as Acting Prime Minister.

On the same day, a state of emergency was introduced in the country. Protests in Kazakhstan began on January 2.