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Post: Tokayev proposes Smailov’s candidacy for the head of government


Alikhan Smailov. archive photo

Tokayev proposed to the lower house of parliament Smailov’s candidacy for the head of government.

ASTANA, March 30 – RIA Novosti. Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has proposed to the Assembly (lower house of parliament) the candidacy of Acting Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov for the new Cabinet head.

On March 19, parliamentary elections were held. According to the MSK, most of the seats in Mazhilis – 62 of the 98 seats – were taken by the largest party, Amanat. According to the constitution, the former government resigned before the elected Assembly. Tokayev instructed the old cabinet to carry out their duties until the new government is formed. In addition, Amanat suggested that his party nominate a candidate for a new prime minister, but by law it is his prerogative to nominate a candidate for head of government.

“In accordance with Article 44 of the Constitution, I propose the candidacy of Smailov Alikhan Askhanovich for the post of prime minister,” Tokayev spoke at the plenary session of the parliament on Thursday. said.

Earlier on Thursday, the presidential press service reported that the Amanat party, which won the parliamentary elections, offered Tokayev the former prime minister’s candidacy for the new head of government.

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In accordance with the current legislation, the President of Kazakhstan, after consultation with the factions of the political parties represented in the Assembly, submits his candidacy to the Assembly as the Prime Minister and appoints him after obtaining the approval of the deputies. The appointment of members of the government by the president takes place on the proposal of the prime minister made after consultations with the Assembly.

Smailov became the prime minister of Kazakhstan in January 2022, replacing Askar Mamin in the midst of mass unrest, which, according to the official version, was a cover for a coup attempt.

Source: Ria

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