Нұрсұлтан Әбiшұлы Назарбаев (6 шілде 1940 жыл, Шамалған ауылы, Алматы облысы) — Қазақстанның мемлекет қайраткері, ғалым, Қазақстан Республикасының тұңғыш президенті.
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Nursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev (Kazakh: Нұрсұлтан Әбішұлы Назарбаев; born 6 July 1940) is the President of Kazakhstan, having served since before the nation's independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. In April 2011, Nazarbayev was re-elected to another five-year term.
In 1984, Nazarbayev became the chairman of the Council of Ministers, working under Dinmukhamed Kunayev, the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan. He served as First Secretary of the Kazakh Communist Party from 1989 to 1991. Nazarbayev replaced Gennady Kolbin, who despite his office had little authority in Kazakhstan, on 22 June 1989. He was Chairman of the Supreme Soviet (head of state) from 22 February to 24 April 1990. Nazarbayev was elected President of Kazakhstan by the Supreme Soviet on 24 April. He supported Russian President Boris Yeltsin against the attempted coup in August 1991 by Soviet hardliners. He won the 1991 presidential election on 1 December, winning 91.5% of the vote in an election in which no other candidate ran. On 21 December, he signed the Alma-Ata Protocol, taking Kazakhstan into the Commonwealth of Independent States.
President Nursultan Nazarbayev is a constant participant of the most important conferences and forums of the world, such as high-level meetings as UN General Assembly, Nuclear Security Summits, World Economic Forum in Davos. In December 2012, President Nazarbayev outlined a forward-looking national strategy called the Kazakhstan 2050 Strategy. Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev received the Man of the Year national award in 2012.