Kazakhstan appoints new prime minister

The Parliament of Kazakhstan unanimously approved the candidature of Alikhan Smailov as prime minister, according to the local media. 

Smailov was nominated for the post of the PM by President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

After the dissolution of the Kazakh government on January 5, 2022, Smailov served as acting prime minister.

Previously, Smailov also served as finance minister and first deputy prime minister.


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