Nazarbayev signed amendments to Constitution
Almaty. May 22. Kazakhstan Today - The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the law of Kazakhstan on amendments and additions to the Kazakhstan Constitution, the agency reports referring to official mass media. As it was informed earlier, on May 18 at the joint session of the Chambers of the Parliament the deputies approved the amendment to the Constitution of Kazakhstan in the second reading. 70 Majilis deputies and 36 Senate deputies voted for this resolution, one deputy refrained and two voted against. As it was informed earlier, the constitutional reforms proposed by the Kazakhstan leader include: reduction of the term of presidential powers from seven to five years. The number of deputies of the Parliament will be increased up to 154 people, including the number of Majilismen that will increase by 30, senators - by 8. The elections to the Majilis have been proposed to take place according to the party lists. The form of governing in Kazakhstan will remain presidential, but powers of the Parliament will be essentially extended. The Prime Minister will be appointed by the President after consultation with the parliamentary fractions of political parties and the consent of the majority Majilis deputies. The Parliament will form two thirds of the structure of the Constitutional council, two third of the Central Electoral Committee and two third of the Counting committee. The amendments will also touch upon the section of the Constitution on local government. It is proposed to increase the term of the powers of the maslikhat deputies from four to five years and appointment of akims with maslikhat consent. In the sphere of judicial legal reform, judicial authorization of arrest has been introduced. Capital punishment has been abolished in Kazakhstan. The Parliament of Kazakhstan voted for the amendment to the Constitution, according to which the first President of the country Nursultan Nazarbayev can run for the president's post unlimited number of times.
Resourse: Kazakhstan Today