The President of Kazakhstan will be elected for a 7-year term

The President of Kazakhstan will be elected for a 7-year term

The President of Kazakhstan will be elected for a 7-year term

Photo: Parliament of Kazakhstan/from open Sources 

On September 16, the Parliament of Kazakhstan unanimously adopted amendments to the Constitution on a one-time seven-year presidency without the right to subsequent re-election and renaming the capital of the Republic of Nur-Sultan to Astana. This was reported by  Interfax".

Amendments to the Constitution were supported by 50 deputies of the Senate and 99 deputies of the Majilis.

The law will be sent for signature to the President of Kazakhstan.

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According to Minister of Justice Kanat Musin, the issue of renaming the Kazakh capital has been discussed by the society for a long time; Kazakhstan concluded that the draft law on a one-time seven-year presidential term is consistent with the Constitution.

Earlier, BAGNETreported that on September 1, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, delivering a message to the people of the country at a joint session of the Houses of Parliament, proposed to hold extraordinary presidential elections in the fall of 2022.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga