Tokayev was proposed for the position by the former head of state, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who until now directed the political party.
However, the current president has already mentioned the possibility of resigning from his position before the end of the year.
As he explained, his constitutional duty is to guarantee that all branches of power act in a coordinated manner and that public bodies are accountable to the people.
He said that such a mission “implies a certain distancing of the president with respect to the activity of any party or movement, so we will re-examine in some time whether or not it is convenient for me to remain in charge of Nur Otan.”
Tokayev urged his party “to be the real engine of modernization and progressive reforms in Kazakhstan.” To achieve this, he pointed out that this political formation needs to renew itself.
“It will take a radical transformation of all partisan work, not a cosmetic change,” he warned.