Baku, Azerbaijan, May 4
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed Nurlan Nigmatulin as the head of the presidential administration.
Nazarbayev signed the corresponding decree on the appointment Monday, May 4, the president's press service said.
Thus, Nigmatulin retains the post, which he has held since the last presidential election.
By another decree, Nazarbayev appointed the governors of the country's regions, as well as the cities of Astana and Almaty.
Kazakhstan held on April 26 the snap presidential election.
Nazarbayev garnered 97.75 percent of the vote in the election and was re-elected for a fifth term.
Under the laws of Kazakhstan, after the newly elected president takes office, authorities of the government, the heads of regions, the cities of Astana and Almaty, as well as the state bodies, directly subordinate and accountable to the president, were terminated.
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