Olzhas Bektenov has been appointed as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, according to a decree signed by the Head of State, QazMonitor reports.
Amanat party proposed the candidacy of Olzhas Bektenov to the President on February 6. Yerlan Koshanov, Chairman of the Majilis and Head of Amanat party, presented the nomination to Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. Following the existing legislation, the Head of State discussed the proposed candidacy with the heads of party factions in the Majilis.
Prior to assuming the role of Prime Minister, Olzhas Bektenov held the position of the head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan since April 2023. From 2022 to 2023, Bektenov served as the Chairman of the Anti-corruption Agency.
Bektenov's predecessor, Alikhan Smailov, held the position of Prime Minister from January 11, 2022. On March 30, 2023, he was reappointed to the same position by the decree of President Tokayev.
On February 5, 2024, the Head of State accepted the resignation of the Cabinet of Ministers and issued a decree titled "On the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan."
Members of the Government will continue their duties until the approval of the new composition. An expanded meeting of the Government is scheduled for February 7, 2024. The event aims to summarize the results of the country's socio-economic development in 2023 and outline the main objectives for the upcoming period.