Alikhan Smailov named Kazakhstan's Prime Minister

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed on Tuesday a decree on the appointment of former First Deputy Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov, is currently the acting prime minister, as government head, the presidential office said.

“To appoint Alikhan Smailov … the prime minister of ,” the office said citing the decree.

Earlier in the day, the lower house approved Smailov’s candidacy amid violent in the Central Asian nation.

After followed, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev declared a nationwide , effective until 19 January, and invited Collective Security Treaty Organisation peacekeeping forces to help bring the situation under control and help eliminate “the terrorist threat”.

Despite the government’s attempts to quell the crowds and now-fulfilled promises to decrease prices, peaceful protests turned into violent clashes with law enforcement officers, as well as looting, arson and acts of across Kazakhstan.

According to the country’s Interior Ministry, 17 law enforcement officers were killed.

Foreign , including some recruited from and the , have participated in the aggression against Kazakhstan, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said on Monday, Sputnik reported. 

The State Secretary of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Erlan Karin, said that the unrest in Kazakhstan was a “hybrid terrorist” attack carried out with the participation of both internal and external forces and aimed at overthrowing the government.


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