On may 4, deputies of the Senate of Kazakhstan elected by secret ballot of Maulen Ashimbayev new speaker, he was succeeded in this position the daughter of the former President of the country Nursultan Nazarbayev the Kazakh.
As reports the website of the Senate, this meeting was attended by the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. Candidate Ashimbayev made to vote on the proposal.
To date, the new speaker was not even a member of Senate. The decree on his appointment to the house Tokayev signed the morning of may 4, freeing Ashimbayeva from the post of first Deputy head of the presidential administration of Kazakhstan.
2 may Tokayev issued a decree released Dariga Nazarbayev from the post of the Deputy of the Senate. She was speaker of the upper house of Parliament from September 2, 2019.
Her father, Nursultan Nazarbayev, March 19, 2019 announced the resignation of the President of Kazakhstan after 30 years of rule. In early April of 2019, he said that proceeds with the execution of the duties “of the first President – elbasy”.