The Parliament of Kazakhstan is considering a draft amendment to the Constitution. The reform involves a serious redistribution of responsibility. For example, members of Parliament can Express no confidence in the government.
Nursultan Nazarbayev opened a joint meeting of both houses of Parliament. It relates to a number of unprecedented changes in the Constitution of the country. The basic gist is that the President gave some of his powers to Parliament and the government. In particular, in social and economic spheres. In his introduction the head of state leaves the issues of foreign policy and national security. As noted by the President, a strong presidential vertical was necessary for the country to overcome the enormous difficulties at the stage of formation of the state. Now is the time to develop further and more flexible to respond to today's challenges.
Reform of the basic law initiated by the President. Was formed expert group that shaped the draft amendments, which is then issued for public discussion. The greatest controversy was aroused by the amendments proposed in the 26th article of the Constitution. In the current version it reads: "citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan may privately own any legally acquired ownership of the property. Property, including the right of inheritance are guaranteed by law." The intended amendment also changed the wording "citizens of the Republic" for "everyone". The change from "citizens of Kazakhstan" for "each" has caused a real rejection in society.
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