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A joint session of the Chambers of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan was held


Nursultan Nazarbayev has paid particular attention to the process of preparing a draft of proposed amendments to the main law of the country, noting the openness and transparency of the progress of the discussion.

“By my Decree – developed project of constitutional reform was submitted to the national debate, which was conducted very intensively for a month. Everybody had an opportunity to comment on it. We have all seen that the discussion of the bill was not only massive, but also qualitatively saturated,” said the President of Kazakhstan.

Head of state also announced the results of the progress of the Working Group, pointing to the ambiguous understanding of the amendments to Article 26 of the Constitution of a separate part of the population.

“The Working Group has received 6000 proposals that affect two thirds of the articles of the Constitution and all of its partitions. All constitutional reform aimed at consolidating our society. Therefore, I propose to remain Article 26 in the previous version. Given the national debate, it could be argued that the bill – a consolidated position of the people of Kazakhstan. The people said their word and thus – has supported the modernization of state power, ” Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

The President of Kazakhstan emphasized the individual stages of the political modernization of the country, highlighting the feature of current reforms.

“Firstly, a new law significantly strengthens Parliament’s role in public affairs, including in the formation of the Government. Secondly, the independence of the Government is increasing; the power to direct management of the economy is transferred. Thirdly, the constitutional basis of law enforcement and judicial systems is modernizing. The basic foundations of the Prosecutor’s Office, providing the highest supervision over the observance of the rule of law, representation of state interests in court, are laid. Fourthly, the system of constitutional review is strengthening. Fifthly, immutability guarantees our independence, unitary, territorial integrity and the form of government are fixed at the constitutional level,” Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

The Head of State noted the high professionalism of all branches of power, emphasizing their ability to take responsibility and make decisions independently.

In addition, the President of Kazakhstan assured all in the preservation of the presidential form of government, the reforms focus on the creation of political conditions for further modernization of the state and society.

“New challenges, pointed out in the Message, put special responsibility on the legislative and executive bodies. I am sure the expansion of powers of the Parliament and the Government will contribute to more effective achievement of the objectives of the Third modernization of the economy of the country,” the Head of State said.

In conclusion, Nursultan Nazarbayev addressed to the members of Parliament with a request to consider a bill introduced in compliance with all established procedures.

The Head of Administration of the President – Head of the Working Group on the redistribution of powers between branches of government A.Dzhaksybekov, who presented to the deputies of the Parliament of the detailed design of the proposed amendments, made a statements after the head of state.

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan