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Key social problems became the main reason for the resignation of the Government – expert

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by February 22, 2019 General

The key social problems widely discussed in society have become the main reason for the resignation of the Government. This was stated by advisor to the Director of the Institute of Strategic Initiatives of the Nur Otan Party Serik Kozhkenov, commenting on the decision of the Head of State, reports ORTCOM.KZ with reference to the MIA “Kazinform”.

As you know, on February 21 of this year, President Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan announced the resignation of the Government. The head of state more than once recently at the enlarged meetings of the Government pointed out the omissions and shortcomings in the work of state bodies, especially in the socio-economic sphere. It is precisely the key social problems that have recently been actualized and widely discussed in society that have become the main reason for the resignation of the Government, said Serik Kozhkenov.

These problems, he said, were associated with a rise in prices for essential goods, high tariffs for utilities, and provision of targeted state support to socially vulnerable groups of the population, including large families.

In his statement, the Head of State stressed that In many areas of the economy, despite the adoption of many laws, government decisions, positive changes have not been achieved. GDP growth is mainly achieved at the expense of raw materials. At the same time, the President noted that the Government could not build a systematic work, and the real incomes of the population did not increase. Thus, the President in relying on new tasks related to the growth of citizens’ well-being, the increase in real incomes and the quality of life indicated in the Message, relies on the new composition of the Government. This is certainly a timely and carefully considered decision of the Head of State in the interests of the people of Kazakhstan, said Serik Kozhkenov.

The expert suggested that the President would speak about concrete measures on February 27 of the current year at the XVIII Congress of the Nur Otan party.

This decision once again underlines the increasing role of political parties. After the 2017 Constitutional reform, the responsibility of deputies of the Parliament was expanded by introducing the norm on the mandatory coordination of the composition of the Cabinet of Ministers with the Majilis, the expert concluded.

Recall, on the eve of February 21, Nursultan Nazarbayev made a statement in which he expressed the opinion that the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan should resign. The head of state accepted the resignation of the Government of Kazakhstan.

Source: Central Communications Service of the Ministry of Information and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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