Tokayev Cabinet

The Tokayev Cabinet was the 4th government of Kazakhstan under the leadership of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. It was formed shortly after Prime Minister Nurlan Balgimbayev resigned from his post on 1 October 1999 shortly before the legislative election to become the president of Kazakhoil. President Nursultan Nazarbayev named Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as the Acting Prime Minister, who, prior to that, served as the Deputy Prime Minister as well as the Minister of Foreign Affairs under Balgimbayev's cabinet. On 12 October, the Parliament approved Tokayev's nomination to the post of the PM.[1]

Tokayev Cabinet
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4th Cabinet of Kazakhstan
1999–2002
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Date formed12 October 1999
Date dissolved28 January 2002
People and organisations
Head of stateNursultan Nazarbayev
Head of governmentKassym-Jomart Tokayev
Deputy head of governmentAleksandr Pavlov
Daniyal Akhmetov
Imangali Tasmagambetov
Member partyOtan
Independents
Status in legislatureMinority
Opposition partyCommunist Party
Opposition leaderSerikbolsyn Abdildin
History
PredecessorBalgimbayev
SuccessorTasmagambetov

On 20 November 2001, Tokayev threatened to resign if Nazarbayev would not dismiss several government officials who formed Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan (QDT) as he accused of them of working for the "outsiders", which sparked a political crisis.[2] In December 2001, Nazarbayev removed several cabinet members such as Deputy Prime Minister Oraz Jandosov and Deputy Defense Minister Jannat Ertlesova. On 28 January 2002, Tokayev himself resigned stating that "it was time for new people with new ideas" without further explanations.[3] That same day, he was appointed as the State Secretary and Foreign Affairs Minister, while his successor, Imangali Tasmagambetov, became the new PM.[4]

CompositionEdit

Functions Holder Start End
Prime Minister   Kassym-Jomart Tokayev 12 October 1999 28 January 2002
First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Pavlov 12 October 1999 November 2000
  Daniyal Akhmetov 21 December 2000 21 November 2001
Deputy Prime Minister Erik Otembaev October 1999 December 2000
Deputy Prime Minister   Daniyal Akhmetov October 1999 December 2000
Deputy Prime Minister Oraz Jandosov December 2000 November 2001
Deputy Prime Minister   Imangali Tasmagambetov December 2000 January 2002
Deputy Prime Minister   Vladimir Shkolnik December 2000 January 2002
Deputy Prime Minister   Karim Massimov 27 November 2001 June 2003
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 12 October 1999 29 January 2002
Ministry of Defense Sat Tokpakbaev 13 October 1999 8 December 2001
  Mukhtar Altynbayev 8 December 2001 10 January 2007
Ministry of Internal Affairs Kairbek Suleimenov October 1995 December 2000
Bulat Iskakov December 2000 January 2002
Kairbek Suleimenov January 2002 12 September 2003
Ministry of Agriculture Sauat Mynbayev July 1999 May 2001
  Akhmetzhan Yessimov 18 May 2001 14 May 2004
Ministry of Justice   Bauyrzhan Mukhamedzhanov October 1997 September 2000
  Igor Rogov 13 September 2000 29 January 2002
Ministry of Education and Science   Krymbek Kusherbayev October 1999 18 December 2000
Nuraly Bekturganov 18 December 2000 January 2002
Ministry of Healthcare Jaqsylyq Doskaliev 17 October 2001 4 April 2004
Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population Nikolai Radostovets October 1999 August 2000
  Alikhan Baimenov August 2000 November 2001
Gulzhan Karagusova 22 November 2001 12 July 2007
Ministry of Transport and Communications Serik Burkitbaev September 1998 August 2000
  Karim Massimov 7 August 2000 27 November 2001
Ablai Myrzahmetov November 2001 April 2002
Ministry of Culture, Information and Public Accord   Altynbek Sarsenbayuly January 1999 May 2001
  Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed 4 May 2001 13 September 2003
Ministry of Finance Aleksandr Pavlov 29 January 2002 27 August 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 Vladimir Shkolnik October 1999 13 December 1999
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources 13 December 1999 19 January 2006
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Serikbek Daukeev 22 January 1999 22 December 2000
Andar Shoqpytov 22 December 2000 August 2000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kazakh Report: October 12, 1999". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  2. ^ "Заявление премьер-министра Казахстана Касымжомарта ТОКАЕВА". zonakz.net (in Russian). 2001-11-21. Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  3. ^ "Kazakhstan: Tasmagambetov Appointed New Prime Minister After Tokaev Resigns". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. 2002-01-28. Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  4. ^ "Central Asia Report: January 31, 2002". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. 2002-01-31. Retrieved 2020-05-09.