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Prime Minister of the
Republic of Kazakhstan
Қазақстан Республикасының Премьер-Министрі (Kazakh)
Премьер-Министр Республики Казахстан (Russian)
Emblem of Kazakhstan latin.svg
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Alihan Smaiylov

since 5 January 2022
Government of Kazakhstan
StyleMr Prime Minister
His Excellency
TypeHead of government
Member ofParliament
Security Council
ResidenceAstana, Kazakhstan
AppointerPresident of Kazakhstan
Term lengthFive years,
PrecursorPrime Minister of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
Formation16 December 1991; 31 years ago (1991-12-16)
First holderSergey Tereshchenko
DeputyFirst Deputy Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan (Kazakh Cyrillic: Қазақстан Республикасының Премьер-Министрі, Kazakh Latin: Qazaqstan Respublikasynyñ Premier-Ministrı; Russian: Премьер-Министр Республики Казахстан) is the head of government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the holder of the second highest office within the Republic of Kazakhstan, after the president of Kazakhstan. The prime minister heads the cabinet and advises the president in the every day execution of the functions of the Parliament of Kazakhstan.

During the Soviet period, the post was formerly known as the chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic prior to its independence in 1991.

The current incumbent prime minister is Alihan Smaiylov, who replaced Askar Mamin on 5 January 2022 in the wake of the 2022 protests.

List (1917–present)

This is a list of prime ministers of Kazakhstan from the establishment of the office in 1917 to the present day.

Alash Autonomy (1917–1920)

Portrait Name
Term of office Political party
Alikhan Bukeikhanov
13 December 1917 5 March 1920 Alash

Kyrgyz Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (1920–1925)

Chairmen of the Council of People's Commissars

Kazakh Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (1925–1936)

Chairmen of the Council of People's Commissars

Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic (1936–1991)

Chairmen of the Council of People's Commissars

Chairmen of the Council of Ministers

Prime Minister

Republic of Kazakhstan (1991–present)

Prime ministers

  People's Union of Kazakhstan Unity / Nur Otan   Independent

No. Portrait Prime Minister Took office Left office Time in office Party President Cabinet Ref.
Sergey Tereshchenko
Tereshchenko, SergeySergey Tereshchenko
(born 1951)
16 December 199112 October 19942 years, 300 daysIndependentNursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Akezhan Kazhegeldin
Kazhegeldin, AkezhanAkezhan Kazhegeldin
(born 1952)
12 October 199410 October 19972 years, 363 daysPeople's UnionNursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Nurlan Balgimbayev
Balgimbayev, NurlanNurlan Balgimbayev
10 October 19971 October 19991 year, 356 daysPeople's UnionNursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
Tokayev, KassymKassym-Jomart Tokayev
(born 1953)
1 October 199928 January 20022 years, 119 daysNur OtanNursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Imangali Tasmagambetov
Tasmagambetov, ImangaliImangali Tasmagambetov
(born 1956)
28 January 200211 June 20031 year, 136 daysNur OtanNursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Daniyal Akhmetov
Akhmetov, DaniyalDaniyal Akhmetov
(born 1954)
11 June 200310 January 20073 years, 211 daysNur OtanNursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Daniyal Akhmetov.
Karim Massimov
Massimov, KarimKarim Massimov
(born 1965)
10 January 200724 September 20125 years, 258 daysNur OtanNursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Massimov I.
Serik Akhmetov
Akhmetov, SerikSerik Akhmetov
(born 1958)
24 September 20122 April 20141 year, 190 daysNur OtanNursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Serik Akhmetov.
Karim Massimov
Massimov, KarimKarim Massimov
(born 1965)
2 April 20148 September 20162 years, 159 daysNur OtanNursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Massimov II.
Bakhytzhan Sagintayev
Sagintayev, BakhytzhanBakhytzhan Sagintayev
(born 1963)
8 September 201621 February 20192 years, 166 daysNur OtanNursultan Nazarbayev
(1990 – 2019)
Askar Mamin
Mamin, AskarAskar Mamin
(born 1965)
21 February 20195 January 20222 years, 318 daysNur OtanKassym-Jomart Tokayev
(since 2019)
Alihan Smaiylov
Smaiylov, AlihanAlihan Smaiylov
(born 1972)
5 January 2022Incumbent346 daysAmanatKassym-Jomart Tokayev
(since 2019)


Alihan SmaiylovAskar MaminBakhytzhan SagintayevKarim MassimovSerik AkhmetovDaniyal AkhmetovImangali TasmagambetovKassym-Jomart TokayevNurlan BalgimbayevAkezhan KazhegeldinSergey TereshchenkoUzakbay KaramanovNursultan NazarbayevBayken AshimovMasymkhan BeysembayevDinmukhamed KunaevSalken DaulenovZhumabek TashenevElubai TaibekovNurtas UndasynovIbragim TazhiyevUraz IsayevNygmet NurmakovSaken SeyfullinMukhamedkhafiy MurzagaliyevViktor Radus ZenkovichAlikhan Bukeikhanov

See also