“The referendum is crucial democratic establishment. It will permit each citizen to take a direct half in deciding the destiny of the nation and can strengthen our course in the direction of complete democratisation and the development of a New Kazakhstan,” he mentioned.
Taking half within the XXXI session of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan on April 29, titled ‘The unity of the individuals is the premise of a renewed Kazakhstan,’ Tokayev additionally mentioned the function of the Assembly. He burdened that the amendments to the Constitution imply a brand new section within the improvement of Kazakhstan’s statehood.
Earlier within the week, Tokayev’s workplace despatched a draft legislation to the Constitutional Court’s consideration, which accommodates particular proposals regarding thirty-three articles to be amended, greater than a 3rd within the nation’s fundamental legislation.
Some main amendments embody limiting presidential powers, giving extra energy to the Parliament and making it extra consultant of the nation’s 19 million inhabitants by means of alternative of the proportional system of elections to a blended majoritarian-proportional one, in addition to vital decentralization of energy with extra competences given to regional and native authorities, consolidation of human rights safety mechanisms, together with the Ombudsperson’s workplace, institution of the Constitutional Court, to which residents may make appeals, and so forth.
Building a New Kazakhstan
Regarding constructing a New Kazakhstan, Tokayev mentioned the nation wanted to fully reformat the system of particular person and social values and will turn into “a land of justice”.
The Kazakh President famous that the reform of the party and electoral programs opens new alternatives for the participation of all residents within the electoral processes, including that the emergence of recent political events is predicted, which can cowl nearly the complete electoral panorama. “I’m positive that party lists, in addition to the election of candidates in single-mandate districts, will replicate the ethnic variety of Kazakhstan,” Tokayev mentioned.
Turning to the problem of elections, the Kazakh chief defined that the abolition of the quota of the Assembly of the People within the Mazhilis (decrease home of Parliament) removes a number of current points associated to the observance of democratic electoral requirements. At the identical time, “Senators from the Assembly will successfully symbolize the complete set of pursuits of the ethnic teams of Kazakhstan on the premise of nationwide integration and ethno-cultural variety.” He added that “the Assembly ought to develop efficient and clear procedures for the collection of candidates for the Senate”.
Speaking additional concerning the function of the Assembly of the People, the Head of State emphasised that the undoubted benefit of the organisation is that over time of its existence it has contributed to the strengthening of civil unity.
“I’m positive that within the new realities, the Assembly will proceed to function a stable institutional coverage of peace and concord”, he mentioned, including that it’s basically necessary that representatives of all ethnic teams residing in Kazakhstan share widespread civic values and affiliate themselves with Kazakhstan. “This is our nice achievement over time of Independence, and we’re obliged to strengthen it comprehensively,” Tokayev mentioned.
On the problem of nationwide unity, the President burdened that “it’s unacceptable that exterior conflicts which were and will likely be used to incite interethnic hatred and kind fault traces amongst our residents.” He emphasised that provocateurs “mustn’t and won’t be able to undermine our unity, the fitting of our state to pursue an impartial coverage.” In this regard, the President acknowledged that the state language of the nation is the Kazakh language, however different languages additionally occupy its due place, together with within the elementary legislation of Kazakhstan. He mentioned: “Measures should be taken to strengthen the standing of the Kazakh language, however to not the detriment of every other language and, furthermore, to not discriminate in opposition to every other languages and residents who communicate different languages.”
Tokayev that the precept of “totally different views, however one nation” is unshakable, including that “our state will turn into truthful and developed, offering equal alternatives to each citizen”.
He identified that the New Kazakhstan is, in reality, a Just Kazakhstan. “New Kazakhstan is the way in which to strengthen our nationwide identification in a dynamically altering world,” he mentioned, including, “Without the involvement of all residents within the widespread trigger neither the state equipment, nor any political selections and financial levers can lead us to the aim of renewing the nation. To construct the New Kazakhstan, we have to fully reformat the system of particular person and public values”.
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