Kazakhstan's new government, led by Prime Minister Olzhas Bektenov, has been officially formed. On February 6, 2024, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed decrees appointing the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet of Ministers, QazMonitor reports.
In addition to Bektenov’s appointment, four new ministers joined the updated composition of the Kazakh government. Akmaral Alnazarova now heads the Ministry of Health, succeeding Azhar Giniyat. Chingis Arinov replaces Syrym Sharipkhanov as Minister of Emergency Situations. Madi Takiev assumes the position of Minister of Finance, succeeding Erulan Zhamaubaev, who has held the post since May 2020. Additionally, Nurlan Baibazarov has been appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Economy, as Alibek Kuantyrov has been relieved of the role.
Overall, twenty-one members of the government have retained their positions.
The government of Kazakhstan includes:
Prime Minister: Olzhas Bektenov
First Deputy Prime Minister: Roman Sklyar
Deputy Prime Minister, Chief of Staff of the Government: Galymzhan Koishybaev
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs: Murat Nurtleu
Deputy Prime Minister: Serik Zhumangarin
Deputy Prime Minister: Tamara Duisenova
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of National Economy: Nurlan Baibazarov
Minister of Defense: Ruslan Zhaksylykov
Minister of Internal Affairs: Yerzhan Sadenov
Minister of Agriculture: Aidarbek Saparov
Minister of Justice: Azamat Eskaraev
Minister of Science and Higher Education: Nurbek Sayasat
Minister of Health: Akmaral Alnazarova
Minister of Labor and Social Protection: Svetlana Zhakupova
Minister of Transport: Marat Karabayev
Minister of Culture and Information: Aida Balayeva
Minister of Education: Gani Beisembayev
Minister of Industry and Construction: Kanat Sharlapaev
Minister of Trade and Integration: Arman Shakkaliev
Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation: Nurzhan Nurzhigitov
Minister of Emergency Situations: Chingis Arinov
Minister of Tourism and Sports: Yermek Marzhikpayev
Minister of Digital Development, Innovation, and Aerospace Industry: Bagdat Mussin
Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources: Yerlan Nysanbayev
Minister of Energy: Almasadam Satkaliyev
Minister of Finance: Madi Takiev
During the plenary session of the Majilis on February 6, deputies reached a consensus on the candidacy of Olzhas Bektenov for the post of Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan (69 "in favor", 7 abstained). Following the Majilis' agreement, the President signed the corresponding decree.
On February 5, 2024, the Head of State accepted the resignation of the Cabinet of Ministers. Former Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov led the government since January 11, 2022.