Today on April 26, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced that has quit the Amanat political party. He had promised to do so back in January.
“It is time to turn it into reality. Starting from today I am no longer chairman of the Amanat party; I’ve decided to quit,” he said.
The president believes that this may have symbolic significance.
At the time, while talking about the new chairman of the party, Tokayev suggested the candidacy of Erlan Koshanov, which has been supported.
On February 1, Koshanov was appointed as the new chairman of the Mazhilis. Erlan Koshanov was born in 1962 in the city of Karaganda. He graduated from Karaganda Polytechnic Institute in 1984; and Kazakh State Academy of Public Management in 1999. He worked as a locksmith and then a foreman at the Jezkazgan Metallurgical Plant. During his political career, Koshanov served as a Senate deputy, vice-minister of transport and communications, head of the Committee of Civil Aviation, chairman of the prime minister’s office and head of the Karaganda region. Right before the new nomination, he was the head of the president’s executive office.