Nazarbayev’s eldest daughter Dariga contracted COVID-19

The daughter of the first president of Kazakhstan Dariga Nazarbayeva was infected with COVID-19 Until May 2020, Dariga Nazarbayeva headed the republican parliament. President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, by his decision, prematurely terminated her senatorial powers, but she remains an acting deputy

Dariga Nazarbayeva

Former Senate Chairman and eldest daughter of the first President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev Dariga Nazarbayeva contracted the coronavirus. Her assistant reported this to the Orda.kz portal

“ The course of the covid is average '', & mdash; she said.

According to her, Nazarbayeva is currently “ at home in Almaty ''.

In the press service of the Mazhilis (lower house of parliament) RIA Novosti also confirmed that she is on sick leave and therefore was not present at the meeting.

RBC applied for a comment to the press service of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Earlier, against the backdrop of large-scale protests in Kazakhstan, the government led by Askar Mamin resigned, an emergency regime was introduced throughout the country. On January 11, the President of the Republic of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev proposed the former First Deputy Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov for the post of Prime Minister of the country, and also approved the new composition of the Government of Kazakhstan.

In addition, Tokayev announced that he had replaced Nursultan Nazarbayev as head of the republic’s Security Council, which he had held for almost 30 years. According to Nazarbayev's press secretary, Aidos Ukibai, the ex-head of the republic “ himself decided to transfer the post of chairman of the Security Council to the president, as he was well aware that riots and terror demanded a prompt, tough and uncompromising response from the country's leadership. '' He also clarified that the former head of state is “ in direct contact '' with Tokayev and remains in the capital of Kazakhstan.

A day earlier, Tokayev said that it was precisely because of the actions of the first president that “ a group of very profitable companies and a layer of rich people, even by international standards, appeared in the country. '' He also proposed to create a public fund “ People of Kazakhstan '', where companies approved by the government will need to make regular contributions.

Dariga Nazarbayeva was born in 1963 in the city of Temirtau. She graduated from Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosov and Kazakh State University named after M.V. Kirov (now Kazakh National University). She entered politics in the mid-2000s, becoming a member of the lower house of parliament. In 2015 – 2016, Nazarbayeva served as Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan. Since 2016, she has moved to the upper house of parliament, heading the committee on international affairs, defense and security.

In March 2019, Nazarbayeva was elected Chairperson of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan. The appointment of Nazarbayev's daughter to the post of head of the Senate, as well as the appointment and then election of Tokayev as president, took place during the transition of power launched by the country's first president in 2019, when he announced his resignation. However, in May 2020, Tokayev prematurely terminated the senatorial powers of Dariga Nazarbayeva. The reasons were not specified at that time.

By the time Nazarbayeva resigned from the post of parliament speaker, her name was often featured in the Western media in connection with the statements of her youngest son Aisultan Nazarbayev. In February 2020, he announced that he had information about “ high-scale corruption between the government of Russia and Kazakhstan '' and about “ billions of dollars stolen from the people '', and also applied for political asylum in the UK. A few months later, the grandson of the first president of Kazakhstan died in London due to cardiac arrest.

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