Kazakh power redistribution bill sent to Constitutional Council

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent a bill introducing constitutional amendments that redistribute powers between the branches of government to the Constitutional Council, his office said.

The bill 'On introducing changes and amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan' passed the joint session of parliament in the second and final reading earlier in the day.

"Nursultan Nazarbayev, in accordance with Article 72 of the Constitution, requested the Constitutional Council to examine the law for its conformity to constitutional values, the fundamental principles of activity and the form of state rule," Sputnik cited the presidential office as saying.

The Kazakh head of state proposed the redistribution of powers between the president, parliament and government through a special commission in mid-December, while retaining a presidential system.

Nazarbayev said that the role of the government and parliament would rise following reforms, while the president would play the role of a supreme arbiter.

1820 views

Read on the subject


More World news

 Boris Johnson postpones his Moscow visit

Boris Johnson postpones his Moscow visit

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has postponed a conciliatory trip to Moscow in order to attend a rearranged meeting with Nato foreign ministers on Friday. NATO's biannual meeting of foreign ministers has …

Syrians in Turkish province attacked after false rumors of fight with police

Syrians in Turkish province attacked after false rumors of fight with police

Businesses belonging to Syrians were attacked by Turkish citizens after false rumors of a fight with police officers in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa.  A group of around 150 people attacked businesses after hearing that a …

Defence Ministry denies claims Russian helicopter downed in Syria

Defence Ministry denies claims Russian helicopter downed in Syria

Allegations that militants downed a Russian helicopter in Syria’s Latakia are not true, a spokesman of the Russian reconciliation center said. "All aerial devices of the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria are either at …

 OPEC Expert Committee to hold another meeting

OPEC Expert Committee to hold another meeting

Algeria's Energy Minister Noureddine Boutarfa said that another meeting of the OPEC expert committee will be held on November 24-25. The first meeting of the expert committee is scheduled for …

European Broadcasting Union stands up for Russia#039s participation in Eurovision

European Broadcasting Union stands up for Russia's participation in Eurovision

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will exert necessary efforts to guarantee the participation of Russia's representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, the chairman of the Reference Group of the Eurovision Frank-Dieter …

Russian Foreign Ministry: NATO-Russia Council meeting on the horizon

Russian Foreign Ministry: NATO-Russia Council meeting on the horizon

A NATO-Russia Council meeting will take place in the very near future, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said. "The NATO-Russia Council’s meeting will be held soon," the diplomat said, …

Nazarbayev holds talks with UEA Prime Minister

Nazarbayev holds talks with UEA Prime Minister

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev met with the UEA Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Nazarbayev discussed with Sheikh Mohammed ways to enhance …

European commissioner names one of EU main problems

European commissioner names one of EU main problems

The internal radicalization of the inhabitants of the European Union is one of the most complex problems of unification, which arises in the fight against terrorism, the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship …

 Novak reveals huge Russia#039s hydrocarbon reserve

Novak reveals huge Russia's hydrocarbon reserve

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the Arctic is a future of Russia's oil and gas production. "The Arctic shelf is a huge hydrocarbon reserve that possesses billions of tons of oil and tens of …

Trump#039s son-in-law to lead new White House office

Trump's son-in-law to lead new White House office

US President Donald Trump will unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some …

more World news