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KAZAKHSTAN

Kazakhstan is a constitutional republic with a strong presidency. President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has been in office since Kazakhstan became independent, won a new seven-year term in a January 1999 election that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said fell far short of international standards. The election was held nearly two years early, only three months after Parliament adopted a series of constitutional amendments in October 1998 permitting the early election and extending the Presidential and Parliamentary terms of office. The government disqualified two would-be opponents from running on the grounds that they had participated in an unsanctioned political meeting.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT
President Nazarbayev, Nursultan
Chmn., Senate (upper house) Abdukarimov, Oralbai
Chmn., Majlis (lower house) Tuyakbay, Zharmakan
Prime Minister Tasmagambetov, Imangali
First Dep. Prime Min. Pavlov, Aleksandr
Dep. Prime Min. Mukhamedzhanov, Baurzhan
Dep. Prime Min. Masimov, Karim
Dep. Prime Min. Yesimov, Akhmetzhan
Min. of Agriculture Yesimov, Akhmetzhan
Min. of Culture & Information Qul-Muhammed, Mukhtar
Min. of Defense Altynbayev, Mukhtar, Gen. of Army
Min. of Economy & Budget Planning Kelimbetov, Kairat
Min. of Education & Science Berkimbayeva, Shamsha
Min. of Energy Shkolnik, Vladimir
Min. of Environmental Protection Samakova, Aytkul
Min. of Finance Kakimzhanov, Zeynulla
Min. of Foreign Affairs Tokayev, Kasymzhomart
Min. of Industry & Trade Yesenbayev, Mazhit
Min. of Internal Affairs Suleymenov, Kairbek
Min. of Justice Kim, Georgiy
Min. of Labor & Social Protection Karagusova, Gulzhana
Min. of Transportation & Communications Nagmanov, Kazhmurat
Chmn., National Bank Marchenko, Grigoriy
Chmn., National Security Committee (KNB) Dutbayev, Nartay
Sec., National Security Council Oksikbayev, Omarkhan
Ambassador to the US Saudabayev, Kanat
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Kazykhanov, Yerzhan