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Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Majilis approves bill on redistribution of powers between Government branches

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The plenary session of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan considered the draft Constitutional Law “On Amendments and Additions to Certain Constitutional Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan concerning the Redistribution of Powers between the Government Branches”.

In his special address, the President instructed to redistribute the legislatively established powers between government branches. The special working group created by decree of the Head of State defined the list of Presidential powers subject to redistribution. This is the authority to regulate economic processes, � Minister of Justice Marat Beketayev said presenting the bill.

The Minister noted that the bill provides for amendments to the Constitutional Laws “On the President”, “On the Government” and “On the Judicial System and Status of Judges”.

In particular, it is proposed to delegate the following powers from the President to the Government: the power to establish the National Budget Commission and to define the procedure for drawing up and submitting an annual report on the execution of the national budget; to define the state planning system by agreement with the President.

At the same time, it is proposed to secure the right for the Head of State to approve strategic plans of state bodies directly subordinate and accountable to the President, � Marat Beketayev added.

Also, the draft Constitutional Law provides for the transfer to the Supreme Judicial Council of the Presidential powers to establish the procedure for issuing certificates to judges.

According to the provided information, when discussing the bill, the working group considered proposals of standing committees and deputies of the Majilis, editorial and clarifying amendments were made considering the legal writing to eliminate legal gaps, bring the bill norms in line with each other and with other Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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