Current speakers may not keep their posts in new parliament
Kazakhstan, Astana, November 10 / Trend, A. Maratov /
Ural Muhamedjanov and Kairat Mami - current Speakers of the Upper House and Lower House of the Parliament of Kazakhstan - may not keep their posts if new parliament is elected through preterm elections, famous Kazakh political expert Dosym Satpayev told Trend.
"That these persons will keep their posts in a new parliament is not the fact. Under the Constitution, Speaker of the Senate - the Upper House of the Parliament of Kazakhstan - is the second important state post. And there is important question of who is to take this post in difficult period of transition of power," Satpayev reported.
MPs of Majlis - the Lower House of the Parliament of Kazakhstan - on Thursday asked the President Nursultan Nazarbayev to make decision to dissolve the House. Fifty-three MPs signed up to the document.
The existing composition of Majlis has been in effect since August 2007. Under the Constitution, next elections should have been held in August 2012.
As viewed by Satpayev, not date of preterm parliamentary elections but new composition of parliament is essential for Kazakhstan today.
"The term of powers of the new composition of parliament most likely may coincide with the transitional period related to power transition in the country. The issue of power succession is much nearer than it seems to us," the political expert said.
Satpayev said new parliament should become a collective power body for a period of power transition in the country.
"In this connection, to-be Speaker of Senate will play the key role," he noted.