Dariga Nazarbayeva

Dariga Nazarbayeva is a Kazakhstani politician who is the incumbent Chairwoman of the Senate of Kazakhstan. She is the daughter of former President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. She was Deputy Prime Minister from 2015 to 2016.

At one point she worked as head of the official state-run news agency, Khabar. She formed the Kazakh political party Asar, Kazakh for “All together.” Asar merged with the pro-Nazarbayev party Otan in July 2006.

On 3 April 2014 Nazarbayeva was elected as Vice Chairman of the Mazhilis. On 11 September 2015 she was named Deputy Prime Minister.  A year later, on 13 September 2016, she was instead appointed to the Senate; she was designated as head of the Senate’s International Affairs, Defense, and Security Committee on 16 September.