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Kazakhstan Signs The Law On Additional Requirements To Candidates For The Presidency

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 02:23

The law “On Amendments and Additions to Some Constitutional Laws of Kazakhstan” was signed by the President of the Republic Nursultan Nazarbayev. The press service of the head of state reported the news on June 15. The purpose of this document is to bring the current constitutional laws into line with the amendments to the Constitution. In particular, the law “On Elections” will introduce additional requirements to candidates for the post of the country's president. These include: at least five years of experience in the civil service or in public elective positions, as well as a confirmation of the absence of obstructive diseases in the candidate.


In accordance with the constitutional amendments, the law “On the President” lists the powers of the President of Kazakhstan. In particular, the head of state appoints members of the government to their posts on the proposal submitted by the Prime Minister after consultations with the lower house of parliament (the Majilis).


The Law “On the Parliament of Kazakhstan and the Status of Its Deputies” has been complemented with a new article that defines the procedure for coordinating the nominations of government members with the Majilis. In accordance with this article, consultations will be held at the corresponding standing committees of the lower house. As for candidates for positions, they will be represented by the Prime Minister or by an official authorized by him. The committee will make its opinion on each candidate.


Finally, the law of Kazakhstan “On the Republican Referendum” will also be amended. From now on, the issues of territorial integrity and unitarity of the republic, as well as the forms of its governance can not be the subject of a referendum.

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