Kazakhstan marks Day of First President
1 December 2021 09:00

Kazakhstan marks Day of First President

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The new state holiday - the Day of the First President - was instituted in Kazakhstan in 2011. At the plenary session of the Senate of the Kazakh Parliament on December 10 that year the Law «On amendments to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan «On holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan» was adopted adding this holiday to the calendar, Kazinform reports.

On December 1, 30 years ago, Kazakhstan elected its First President and established the institute of presidentship which later had an influence on the development of Kazakhstan's statehood.

The adoption of the law on the Day of the First President signaled the recognition of Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev’s distinguished service and merits to the Motherland and his efforts on the establishment of the independent state.

It bears to remind that 98,78% of voters cast their votes for Nursultan Nazarbayev at the presidential election on the 1st of December of 1991. It was indeed a historic milestone for Kazakhstan as the country demonstrated its unity and chose its president for the first time in history.

While marking this holiday the people of Kazakhstan always praise the First President’s wisdom and far-sightedness. Even during the most challenging periods of sovereign Kazakhstan’s history Nursultan Nazarbayev managed to find the most balanced and responsible solutions thanks to which our country achieved the inter-ethnic peace, stability and dynamic development.

It is safe to say that on 1 December 1991 the people of Kazakhstan made an important choice. In the capacity of the President Nursultan Nazarbayev did his best to stabilize the economic situation in the country, to create market economy and to make Kazakhstan a full-fledged member of the international community.

Since early days of his presidency Elbasy was adamant to turn Kazakhstan into a sovereign, modern, dynamically developing country with socially oriented economy.

Right after the presidential election Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the Law on renaming the Kazakh SSR into the Republic of Kazakhstan. Two weeks later, on 16 December 1991, the Supreme Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan proclaimed the country’s independence.