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Nursultan Nazarbaev stepped off the post of Kazakhstan’s President

It was announced during his speech for TV.

“I have made a difficult decision for myself - to resign from the powers of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. This year marks the 30th anniversary of my time as the leader of our country. I was honored by my people to become the First President of an independent Kazakhstan”, - he said.

Speaking of the Kazakhstan’s development he has mentioned that the country entered top 50 most developed countries of the world.

“We managed to build a successful Kazakhstan state with a modern market economy on the ruins of the Soviet Union, create peace and stability within a multi-ethnic and multi-religious Kazakhstan. For the first time in our centuries-old history, international legal recognition of the Republic of Kazakhstan has been secured. Kazakhstan has been put on the world map, where it did not exist as a state”, -  Mr.Nazarbaev stated in his speech.  

He has thanked citizens for support:

“All these years you have supported me in all the elections, supported my initiatives. I was honored to serve my great nation, my native country. Thank you so much - to my people, I bow to you. Thanks to this support, I worked sparing no strength, energy, health and time to justify this trust”.

According to Kazakhstan’s legislation Nursultan Nazarbaev holds the status of the First President - Elbasy (Leader of the Nation). Thus he remains the Chairman of the Security Council, which is vested with serious powers. Moreover, he remains the Chairman of the Nur Otan party and a member of the Constitutional Council.

“As the founder of an independent Kazakhstan, I see my future task in ensuring the coming to power of a new generation of leaders who will continue the transformation being carried out in the country”, - Mr. Nazarbaev has mentioned.

Meanwhile, the powers are transferred to the Chairman of the Senate before the end of the electoral term. Thus, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev takes over as acting president. He held the posts of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, worked as the Deputy Prime Minister and the Prime Minister, the Chairperson of the Senate.

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