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President of Kazakhstan announced the termination of his powers

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The head of state Nursultan Nazarbayev made a statement to the people of Kazakhstan and said that he had decided to terminate his powers, reports ortcom.kz with reference to Bnews.kz.

“In important historical moments I speak to the people. Today is such a day, but the importance of today’s appeal is different. I, as president of Kazakhstan, decided to terminate my authority. Of course, this is not an easy decision. This year, 30 years since I occupy the highest post in our country, “said Nursultan Nazarbayev.

“At the time of the collapse of the USSR, our economy was in a difficult position. The country was in ruins. GDP fell. There was a shortage of consumer goods. At one point, all the main factories stopped working. passed these tests and embarked on the path of development of the country. (…) We had three priorities. We did it to create a modern, democratic Republic, “said Nazarbayev.

“It is easy to say all this, and how it was done, in what difficult conditions, what emotional nerves and overloads – only we, my generation, know this. We all did it in the name of creating a modern democratic state of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Realizing that it was impossible to build a democratic Institutions with a weak economy and distressed citizens, we have put economic development and the growth of citizens’ welfare at the forefront. That is why the thesis first economy, then politics was born, said Nazarbayev.

“All these years the people supported me. In all elections I received the highest voter support. I was honored to serve my great people, my native country, which entrusted me to govern the country during these difficult times. Thank you so much for that. I am low I bow to you all. Thanks to this support, I worked sparingly my strength, energy, health, time. You saw it. I did it to justify your trust. For me it was the highest reward.

As you know, our laws give me the status of the First President – Elbasy, the Leader of the Nation. I remain the President of the Security Council, which, by law, is vested with serious powers to determine domestic and foreign policy. I remain the chairman of the Nur Otan Party, a member of the Constitutional Council. I stay with you as a citizen of the country, as a person who loves my people, my country, “said Nazarbayev.

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

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