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Majilis. Daniyal Okassov ©
New Majilis opens its first session

The majilismen are expected to form the governing bodies of the chamber and take a motion of no/confidence in the current Government.

New Majilis opens its first session
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by  Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan President's after-elections priorities

The first two include social modernization and industrial and innovative development of the country. President also stressed the importance of the elections.

Kazakhstan President's after-elections priorities
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Vladimir Dmitriyev ©
First session of the new Parliament to open January 20

According to the legislation, the country’s Majilis (lower chamber) is to hold a vote of confidence in the government.

First session of the new Parliament to open January 20
Ballot in Zhanaozen. Renat Tashkinbayev ©
70% of Zhanaozen voted for Nur Otan: President Nazarbayev

Commenting on the situation in Zhanaozen, Nazarbayev said that “common people were not responsible [for the public unrest following a long-lasting industrial action of fired oilmen].

70% of Zhanaozen voted for Nur Otan: President Nazarbayev
Yermukhamet Yertysbayev. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
President will form new government with "Zhanaozen factor" in mind: Yertysbayev

Kazakhstan President’s son-in-law Timur Kulibayev has good chances to run for presidency in future: President's adviser.

President will form new government with "Zhanaozen factor" in mind: Yertysbayev
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Maksim Popov ©
President urges to counteract any efforts to incite inter-ethnic and inter-faith clashes

Amidst the forthcoming crisis and instability we need to maintain and strengthen the unity of the people: President Nazarbayev.

President urges to counteract any efforts to incite inter-ethnic and inter-faith clashes
Curfew in Zhanaozen. Maksim Popov ©
Samruk-Kazyna officials were irresponsible when failing to tackle labor disputes in Mangistau: President Nazarbayev

According to President, they provided misleading information.

Samruk-Kazyna officials were irresponsible when failing to tackle labor disputes in Mangistau: President Nazarbayev
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
President Nazarbayev tallies 2011 economy results

At the same sitting, the President urged public bodies and national companies to introduce stricter cost-cutting measures, renouncing lavish events, conferences and presentations.

President Nazarbayev tallies 2011 economy results
Timur Kulibayev. Yaroslav Radlovsky©
Head of Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund Timur Kulibayev to be dissolved

My instructions to settle the labor disputes [following the industrial action in the Western oil-producing regions which started in May and partly suspended oil production] were not followed: President Nazarbayev.

Head of Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund Timur Kulibayev to be dissolved
©Daniyal Okassov
Nur Otan pledges greater social security network by 2017

President Nazarbayev unveiled prospects of economic development to 2017.

Nur Otan pledges greater social security network by 2017
PM Nikolai Azarov of Ukraine. Photo courtesy of focus.ua
Trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Ukraine grow by 70%

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev met PM Nikolai Azarov of Ukraine November 24.

Trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Ukraine grow by 70%
Aircraft engine assembly. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan to produce aircraft with jet engines

The facility will be manufacturing Farmer-2 and Farmer-500 aircraft intended for chemical treatment of agricultural lands.

Kazakhstan to produce aircraft with jet engines
Majilis © Daniyal Okassov
President Nazarbayev admits the society needs a multi-party parliament

I will consider a decree to dismiss the Majilis and call an early election: President Nazarbayev.

President Nazarbayev admits the society needs a multi-party parliament
Ermukhamet Ertysbayev. ©Maksim Popov
President Nazarbayev may sign decree to dissolve the Majilis today

Earlier Tengrinews.kz reported, citing Mr. Ertysbayev that early Majilis (lower chamber) elections are likely to take place January 15.

President Nazarbayev may sign decree to dissolve the Majilis today
The figure of the First President in the centre. ©Vladimir Dmitriyev
Photo: Nazarbayev monument opened in Almaty

A new monumental statuary composition called Kazakhstan was opened in Almaty First President’s Garden.

Photo: Nazarbayev monument opened in Almaty
Majilis © Daniyal Okassov
Majilis calls President Nazarbayev to dissolve them

Next year Kazakhstan is entering a new decade since independence (…) it is important to enter this new stage with a renewed Government and Parliament: Majilisman Sabilyanov.

Majilis calls President Nazarbayev to dissolve them
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©REUTERS
President Nazarbayev meets HH General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

The sides discussed the current state and prospects of bilateral cooperation.

President Nazarbayev meets HH General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©REUTERS
President Nazarbayev visiting UAE

According to the President’s Press Service, President Nazarbayev met His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

President Nazarbayev visiting UAE
Nursultan Nazarbayev. © Vladimir Dmitriyev
President Nazarbayev to visit Vietnam

According to the Kazakhstan’s Agency for Statistics, the trade turnover between the two states in January – August 2011 made up $33.3 million.

President Nazarbayev to visit Vietnam
 Nursultan Nazarbayev. © Vladimir Dmitriyev
President Nazarbayev calls Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to join the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States

We want the Council to be a full-fledged international organization, the President emphasized.

President Nazarbayev calls Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to join the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States