After the events that started with the increase in fuel prices in Kazakhstan, the government resigned in 2022. Thereupon, Deputy Prime Minister Alihan Smailov was appointed head of the interim government, replacing Prime Minister Askar Mamin. While it was learned that Amanat Party, which won the most votes in the last elections, will head the government, 'interim prime minister' Alihan Smailov resigned.
According to the statement made by the Presidency of Kazakhstan, President Kasım Comert Tokayev signed the decree approving the resignation of the government led by Alihan İsmailov after the parliamentary election held on March 19 as per the constitution.
The decree stated that the government will continue to carry out its duties until the Assembly approves the new cabinet members.
President Tokayev, in his statement at the 8th term opening session of the lower house of the Parliament, stated that it is a necessity of political responsibility to present the prime minister candidate by the Amanat Party, which won the most votes in the election.
Citizens took to the streets after the increase in fuel prices in Kazakhstan. President Kasım Cömert Tokayev decided to lower LPG prices, but this did not ease the anger of the protesters. After the intense reaction, the government of Askar Farbaiuly Mamin resigned. Deputy Prime Minister Alihan Smailov was appointed head of the interim government, replacing Prime Minister Askar Mamin. State control was imposed on fuel and food prices in the country for 6 months.