Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev said that he was taking this position of Nazarbayev from today.
Tokayev said he did not intend to leave the country / photo nur.kz
Nursultan Nazarbayev is no longer the chairman of the Security Council of Kazakhstan.
This statement was made by the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, reports APnews.
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Tokayev said he did not intend to leave the country.
“Whatever it is, I will be in the capital,” Tokayev said.
The politician said that from today he is the chairman of the Security Council, and added that he “intends to act tough.”
Tokayev called the protesters “conspirators” and their actions “carefully planned and coordinated.” At the same time, he noted that he was ready to meet the activists halfway and had already prepared a “package of proposals” for them, which will soon be announced.
Separately, the President of Kazakhstan expressed condolences to the families of those killed “in battles with gangs” of security officials. At the same time, without naming the number of those killed.
As reported “Country politics”Tokayev drew attention to the high level of organization of the protests.
“Attention is drawn to the high level of organization of the hooligan elements. This testifies to the carefully thought-out plan of actions of the conspirators who are financially motivated. It is the conspirators,” the President of Kazakhstan says.
State and political figure of Kazakhstan.
The first president of Kazakhstan (from April 24, 1990 to March 20, 2019), who was in power for almost 30 years.
Chairman of the ruling People’s Democratic Party “Nur Otan”, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan (1989-1990), Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Kazakh SSR (1990), Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR (1984-1989).
Since March 21, 1991, Chairman of the Security Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
On March 20, 2019, the parliament of Kazakhstan renamed the country’s capital Astana (literally “capital”) to Nur-Sultan, in honor of Nazarbayev.
Protests in Kazakhstan:
Protests have been held in Kazakhstan since January 2. People took to the streets due to the rise in the price of liquefied gas. Citizens demand the resignation of the president, the government and oppose corruption.
During the rallies, law enforcement officers use force against the protesters, hundreds of people were detained.
In connection with the protest actions, the country’s President Kassym Zhomart Tokayev accepted the resignation of the government. He decided to transfer the interim duties of prime minister to Alikhan Smailov.
In the capital of the country, Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Almaty and Mangistau regions, a state of emergency was introduced from January 5 to 19.
In connection with the protests, the Foreign Ministry advised Ukrainians to refrain from visiting Kazakhstan.