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Kazakhstan's Parliament strips Nazarbayev of Security Council chairmanship

Kazakhstan’s Parliament has deprived Nursultan Nazarbayev of his lifetime chairmanship of the Security Council. RIA Novosti reported.

The Majilis (Lower House) of Parliament had previously approved these amendments at a plenary session on January 19, said deputy Kanat Nurov. Later, the texts of the bills were published on the website of the Senate.

According to the conclusion of the Committee on Constitutional Legislation, Judiciary and Law Enforcement Bodies, the amendments are aimed at transferring the powers of the Chairman of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan and the Chairman of the Security Council to the head of state.

Thus, the law on the Assembly excludes the lifetime right of the first president of Kazakhstan, Elbasy (leader of the nation), to head it, and the law on the Security Council — the lifetime right to head the Security Council.

In addition, the Parliament is discussing amendments and additions to the constitutional laws, preserving Nursultan Nazarbayev’s right to be a member of the Constitutional Council of the republic, as well as to speak in the government and Parliament.