Kazakhstan not to apply lifelong presidency: presidential advisor
Kazakhstan, Astana, Oct. 28 / Trend K. Konyrova /
Kazakhstan does not plan to introduce lifelong presidency and the country's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has expressed his position during his French Counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy's Kazakhstan visit, Kazakh President's Adviser for Political Affairs Yermukhamet Yertysbayev told journalists at the international conference on "Kazakhstan's OSCE Chairmanship: Challenges and Opportunities" in Astana.
"The president has answered this question during Sarkozy's visit and said that it will find its reflection in the Constitution," Yertysbayev said.
According to the presidential adviser, it should be clarified that such a lifelong presidency implies the abolition of the presidential elections to be in 2012, "but we can not call off them."
"Otherwise, will have to rename the Republic of Kazakhstan; we have a republican form of government, which ensures the election of all authority, including the president," Yertysbayev added.
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