New Kazakh prime minister appointed
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed Askar Mamin as prime minister today after ordering the cabinet to resign last week, the presidential office said on Twitter.
Kazakhstan’s Mazhilis, the lower house of parliament, quickly approved Mamin’s nomination announced earlier in the day, Reuters reported.
Askar Mamin was born on October 23, 1965. He has previously served as first deputy prime minister of the oil-exporting Central Asian nation and also worked as the mayor of capital Astana and chief executive of the state railways.