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New Prime Minister of Kazakhstan appointed

Bishkek (AKIpress) - 816ec6b36f5c097a26c148e11630f132President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a decree appointing Karim Masimov as a new Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Kazakh media report Wednesday.

"With your permission, I will sign a decree," said Nazarbayev.

Former Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov said today about the resignation of the Government during its meeting. “President of Kazakhstan has signed my resignation today,” said Akhmetov.

According to the legislation of Kazakhstan, the resignation of the Prime Minister means resignation of the whole Government.

Serik Akhmetov headed the Government since September 2012.

Karim Masimov served as Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 2007 to September 2012, then he submitted his resignation and was appointed as head of the Presidential Administration.

Since January 21, 2014, Masimov has served as Acting Secretary of State of Kazakhstan.

Masimov's candidacy for the position of the PM was proposed by President Nursultan Nazarbayev and supported by the parliamentary factions.

The deputies of Mazhilis (lower chamber of the Parliament) voted unanimously for the appointment of Karim Masimov as Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.


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