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Kazakh Parliament OKs Amendments to Constitution on Presidential Term, Capital Renaming – 16.09.2022, Sputnik International

Kazakh Parliament OKs Amendments to Constitution on Presidential Term, Capital Renaming – 16.09.2022, Sputnik International

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NUR-SULTAN (Sputnik) – The Kazakh parliament has approved in the first reading amendments to the national constitution on the seven-year presidential term and renaming of the capital back to Astana, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Friday.The bill is now set to be signed by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.Kazakhstan’s president is currently elected for a term of five years. The same person cannot be elected president of the republic more than two times in a row. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev proposed on September 1 to limit the term of a presidential mandate in the country to seven years without the right to re-election. This proposal is being reviewed by governmental bodies.Tokayev signed a decree in May that scheduled the referendum on constitutional amendments for early June. Over 77% of voters supported the political reforms of transforming Kazakhstan from a super-presidential republic to presidential and strengthening the role of the country’s parliament.

Sourse: sputniknews.com

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