Nurlan Nigmatulin replaces Massimov as Head of Presidential Administration03 april 2014, 14:18
Speaker of the Majilis, the Lower Chamber of the Kazakhstan Parliament, Nurlan Nigmatulin has replaced the newly appointed Prime-Minister Karim Massimov as the Head of the Presidential Administration, Tengrinews reports citing the official presidential website Akorda.
He was leading the parliament faction of Nur Otan party since January 2012. Before becoming the Majilis Speaker, Nurlan Nigmatulin served as Vice-Mayor of Astana city, Vice-Minister of Transport and Communication, Vice-Head of the Presidential Administration, Governor of Karaganda Oblast and Vice-Chairman of the ruling party Nur Otan.
The wave of reshuffling in the government was triggered by yesterday's resigning of Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov and termination of powers of the Cabinet. Akhmetov was replace by new Prime-Minister Karim Massimov the same day.