Parliament deprives Nazarbayev of life-long chairmanship of the Security Council


Nursultan Nazarbayev

Deputies of the upper house of Kazakhstan's parliament have approved legislative amendments abolishing the lifetime chairmanship of ex-president Nursultan Nazarbayev of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan (ANK) and the Security Council. The meeting is broadcast on the website of the chamber.

«The senators supported the changes in the legislation that the Security Council and the ANC should be headed by the head of state ex officio»,— said Senator Lyazzat Suleimen.

Earlier, reported that the parliament would retain Nazarbayev “because of his historical mission.” a lifetime right to speak before the parliament and its chambers, at government meetings when discussing issues important to the country. In addition, he will be able to be a member of the Constitutional Council of the republic, the publication noted.

The first president of Kazakhstan resigned in 2019. At the same time, he retained the post of chairman of the country's Security Council. On January 5, after the protests began in the country, the incumbent President Tokayev removed Nazarbayev from the post of head of the Security Council. For the first time since the protests, Nazarbayev addressed citizens on January 18. Then he called himself a pensioner and noted that back in 2019 he transferred powers to Tokayev.

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