Kazakhstan marks Day of First President
Kazakhstan marks the Day of the First President today on December 1. In 1991, the country elected its leader Nursultan Nazarbayev in the first general elections. He scored 98.78% of the vote. Nazarbayev’s first step was the signing of the law to rename the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic to the Republic of Kazakhstan on December 10, 1991 and on December 16, 1991 the Supreme Council declared the independence of Kazakhstan. A variety of events - concerts, exhibitions and flash mobs will be held today across the country to mark the national holiday. The Day of the First President is officially the day off.