Alikhan Smailov named Kazakhstan's prime minister

Smailov served as first deputy prime minister in the previous cabinet.



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By Reuters

Published: Tue 11 Jan 2022, 9:50 AM

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev nominated Alikhan Smailov for prime minister on Tuesday, and the lower house of parliament swiftly voted him in during a session broadcast live on state television.

Smailov, 49, served as first deputy prime minister in the previous cabinet which Tokayev dismissed last week amid violent unrest in the oil-rich Central Asian nation.

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