After intense hue and cry, Kazakhstan welcomes new PM

A tumultuous week after dozens were slain in fatal uprisings, President Tokayev appoints Alikhan Smailov as Prime Minister. The 49-year-old administrator formerly attended to as Kazakhstan’s finance administrator from 2018 to 2020. In 2019, he served as the first deputy prime minister in the Cabinet which was disbanded by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev following the last week’s intense brawls in the country that began spinning fuel prices.

Tokayev, who earlier sacked the government in an attempt to ease dissent, nominated Alikhan Smailov as prime minister, and the lower house of parliament swiftly voted him in for the job.

After a week of fatal turmoil in Kazakhstan, Russia backed troops who were ordered to quash uprisings are assembling to evacuate as President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev appointed a new prime minister. Tokayev told on Tuesday that the faction of armies he called for from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a military bloc of ex-Soviet states, would start vacating the disturbed Central Asian country in two days, with the retreat to take in not less than 10 days


Meeting the authority and parliament in a video call which was posted live on Tuesday, Tokayev told: “The main mission of the CSTO peacekeeping forces has been completed.”

On Sunday, the information ministry nullified the assertion that let out the data claiming that more than 164 people had succumbed in the upheaval, criticizing the edition on a “technical mistake”.

Officeholder lately told that 26 “armed criminals” had been slain and that 16 security authorities had deceased.

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