January 23, 2022
Khasso-Jomart Tokhàiev (Kazakh: Қасым-Жомарт Кемелұлы Тоқаев) (Almaty, May 17, 1953), full name Khasso-Jomart Keméluli Tokhàiev in Kazakh: Қасым-Жомарт Кемелұлы Тоқаев, Qаsım-Jomаrt Kemelulı Тoqаev [qɑsəm ʒɔmɑrt kɛˌmɛlulə tɔˈqɑjɪf] (Almaty, is a Kazakh politician and diplomat. He took over as President of Kazakhstan on March 20, 2019, succeeding Nursultan Nazarbayev, who resigned on March 19, 2019 after 29 years in office. was elected President of the country in a by-election on June 9, 2019 with 71% of the popular vote, according to the OSCE. He also said that "there were widespread arrests of peaceful protesters on election day in major cities." Senate of the Kaz Akhstan from 11 January 2007 to 15 April 2011 and from 16 October 2013 to 19 March 2019. Tokhaiev was Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 1 October 1999 to 28 January 2002 and the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva from 12 March 2011 to 16 October 2013.