Nazarbayev has earned the right to lead the Council for life :: Policy :: RBC

A lifetime of Nursultan Nazarbaev to head the security Council of Kazakhstan is now enshrined in two laws — about the first President of the country and the security Council

Nursultan Nazarbayev

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A provision on the right of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to life to lead the security Council enshrined signed by the head of the Republic the law “On the security Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan”. The document was published “the Kazakhstan truth” on Thursday.

“The first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan — the leader of the nation because of his historical mission for life has the right to lead the security Council as President”, — the document says. Before those amendments, the head of the security Council on law was the President of the Republic.

In addition, as the life of the President of the security Council Nazarbayev will determine the composition of this body in conjunction with the new President and after his resignation.

Earlier, the situation that the first President of Kazakhstan has a right to life to lead the Council, was prescribed in a separate legal act “About the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, adopted in 2000. This document defined the political and legal status of Nursultan Nazarbayev, giving him the right to life to address the people of Kazakhstan and officials of the country on important issues, to speak before Parliament and be a member of the constitutional Council of the Republic.

In addition to strengthening the role of Nazarbayev as the head of the security Council, the new law also changes the legal status of this body — an Advisory it became constitutional.

Its functions include the coordination of a unified state policy for security and defense and the constitutional system of Kazakhstan. All decisions of the security Council and its chair have the status of binding for the state bodies of the country for officials of Kazakhstan.

Published on 12 July, the law “On the security Council” and the corresponding amendments were adopted by the Parliament on 31 may. Nazarbayev signed it on July 5. The law came into force on the date of its publication.

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