Balgimbayev Cabinet

The Balgimbayev Cabinet was the 3rd government of Kazakhstan composition led by Nurlan Balgimbayev. The government was formed after Prime Minister Akezhan Kazhegeldin resigned due to apparent health reasons.[1] That same day on 10 October 1997, President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed Balgimbayev to be the Prime Minister who was approved by the Parliament.[2]

Balgimbayev Cabinet
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3rd Cabinet of Kazakhstan
1997–1999
Date formed10 October 1997
Date dissolved1 October 1999
People and organisations
Head of stateNursultan Nazarbayev
Head of governmentNurlan Balgimbayev
Deputy head of governmentAkhmetzhan Yessimov
Oraz Jandosov
Member partyIndependent
People's Union of Kazakhstan Unity
Democratic Party
Status in legislatureMinority
Opposition partyPeople's Congress
Opposition leaderOlzhas Suleimenov
History
PredecessorKazhegeldin
SuccessorTokayev

In 1999, Balgimbayev's government faced a scandal after it had allowed to illegally sell MiG-21 aircraft to North Korea which led to rumors of Balgimbayev's possible resignation from the post.[3] On 1 October 1999, he announced his resignation stating that the need for a government to tackle the economic crisis and as a result, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev who served as a Deputy Prime Minister under Balgimbayev became the Acting Prime Minister until his confirmation on 12 October.[4][5]

CompositionEdit

Functions Holder Start End
Prime Minister Nurlan Balgimbayev 10 October 1997 1 October 1999
First Deputy Prime Minister Akhmetzhan Yessimov 12 October 1999 November 2000
Oraz Jandosov 21 December 2000 21 November 2001
Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Pavlov 14 September 1996 3 October 1999
Baltash Tursumbaev 25 October 1998 2 November 1998
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev 15 March 1999 1 October 1999
Prime Minister's Office Kanat Saudabayev 13 October 1999 13 December 2000
Altai Tleuberdin 13 December 2000 10 January 2007
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Erlan Idrissov 18 April 1994 12 October 1994
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev 13 October 1994 12 October 1999
Ministry of Defense Mukhtar Altynbayev 30 October 1996 9 August 1999
Ministry of Internal Affairs Kairbek Suleimenov 18 October 1995 20 December 2000
Ministry of Agriculture Serik Aqymbekov March 1996 January 1998
Sergey Kulagin January 1998 September 1998
Toleuhan Nurkiianov September 1998 January 1999
Janibek Karibjanov January 1999 July 1999
Sauat Mynbayev July 1999 May 2001
Ministry of Justice Bauyrzhan Mukhamedzhanov 13 October 1997 September 2000
Ministry of Science and New Technologies Vladimir Shkolnik 21 August 1994 October 1999
Minister of Education, Culture and Healthcare Krymbek Kusherbayev 17 October 1997 January 1999
Minister of Healthcare, Education and Sports January 1999 October 1999
Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population Natalya Korzhova November 1996 October 1999
Ministry of Transport, Communications, and Tourism Erkin Kaliev 1997 September 1998
Serik Burkitbaev September 1998 January 1999
Ministry of Transport and Communications January 1999 October 1999
Ministry of Information and Public Accord Altynbek Sarsenbayuly October 1997 January 1999
Ministry of Culture, Information and Public Accord January 1999 May 2001
Ministry of Finance Aleksandr Pavlov October 1994 February 1998
Sauat Mynbayev February 1998 January 1999
Oraz Jandosov January 1999 October 1999
Ministry of State Revenues Zeinolla Kakimjanova January 1999 January 2002
Ministry of Economy Zhaksybek Kulekeyev 13 October 1999 December 2000
Ministry of Economy and Trade December 2000 January 2002
Ministry of Energy, Industry and Trade Asygat Jabagin October 1997 April 1998
Ministry of Energy and Trade Mukhtar Ablyazov 21 April 1998 October 1999
Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Serikbek Daukeev October 1997 January 1999
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection 22 January 1999 22 December 2000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Asia Times: Kazakhstan's Kazhegeldin conspicuous by his absence". web.archive.org. 1999-09-18. Archived from the original on 2000-09-25. Retrieved 2020-08-19.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "Kazakhstan: Parliament Appoints New Prime Minister". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. 1997-10-09. Retrieved 2020-08-19.
  3. ^ "Global Beat: Scandal With MIG-21 Sale To North Korea May Affect Kazakhstani Arms Market". www.bu.edu. Retrieved 2020-08-19.
  4. ^ Neilan, Compiled by Terence (1999-10-02). "World Briefing". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-08-19.
  5. ^ "October 1999". www.rulers.org. Retrieved 2020-08-19.