«Successor of Atambayev will have to deal with his heavy legacy,» Kazakhstan political scientist Yerlan Karin commented on his Facebook page on the final press conference of Almazbek Atambayev, at which he summed up his presidency.
According to Karin, Almazbek Atambayev with his shocking speeches and anti-Kazakh rhetoric is trying to lead the public opinion in his country from discussing the results of his presidency. Because the conclusions are not very comforting: Atambayev resigns as president, leaving an unenviable legacy to his successor.
«So, in economic policy, he couldn’t achieve an improvement in the situation, only aggravating the already difficult situation of the country. The deficit of the state budget in 2016 amounted to 20 billion soms. For
The outgoing president used external sources (about 75 percent) to cover the deficit, increasing the size of the state debt. It is 62 percent of GDP! Also a record figure for 25 years.Yerlan Karin
«Hence the entire history of the rejection of the $ 100 million provided by
He added that, in political terms, the results of Atambayev’s presidency «are also ambiguous.»
The political field is divided, he cleaned out all opponents. He quarreled with all his recent comrades-in-arms, with whom he made the April revolution in 2010.Yerlan Karin
«Religious radicalism is growing in the country.