1969-1979 – party, Komsomol work in Temirtau of the Karaganda region and the Karaganda regional committee of party.

1979-1984 – the secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan.

1984-1989 – Chairman of the board of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR.

1989-1991 – the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan.

From February to April, 1990 – the Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Kazakh SSR.

Since April, 1990 – the President of the Kazakh SSR.

Since December, 1991 – the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

On April 29, 1995 – extension of powers of the President Nursultan Nazarbayev till 2000 following the results of a public referendum.  

January 10, 1999 – Nursultan Nazarbayev on an alternative basis was elected the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, having received 79,78 percent of votes of voters.

On December 4, 2005 – following the results of presidential elections Nursultan Nazarbayev who collected 91,15% of votes is elected the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

April 3, 2011 – Nursultan Nazarbayev was re-elected as the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan following the results of presidential elections (95,55% of votes).

On April 26, 2015 – on early elections the incumbent president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev won a convincing victory again.