Government of Kazakhstan to resign on January 16, 2012 – president's advisor
The Government of Kazakhstan will resign shortly after the snap elections of the lower chamber of the Parliament of Kazakhstan, which will be held on January 15, 2012, President's Advisor for Political Affairs Yermukhamet Yertysbaev said in an interview with the Channel Seven, CA-NEWS reported.
"I know how the events will evolve. The elections will be held on January 15. The resignation of the government will be on the next day," Yertysbaev said.
The first session of the newly elected of the Parliament will be held within a week, where a new government will be formed.
"The head of state will propose nominees for the positions of the prime minister, ministers, who will be agreed on with Nur Otan party, winning party, I am convinced and I think nodoby doubts that this party will win. It will form the government," the President's advisor said.
"This government won't be necessarily one-party government consisting only of Nur Otan party members. The head of state may invite people from the party winning the second place. This is the issue of tactics," the advisor said.
Yertysbaev said earlier that Nur Otan and Ak Jol will win the snap elections. "We will enter 2012 with the new Parliament and new government addressing new goals and objectives," Yertysbaev underlined.
In accordance with the Constitution of Kazakhstan, the Prime Minister raises the confidence issue with the newly elected lower chamber of the Parliament. In case the Mazhilis votes confidence, the government will continue working unless otherwise decision is made by the President. In case the Mazhilis votes no confidence in government, the government will have to resign. The President will make decision whether to accept resignation or not within 10 days, reported Tengrinews.kz.
The snap elections of the lower chamber of the Parliament based on party lists are scheduled for January 15, 2012. The elections of members of the Mazhilis by the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan will take place on January 16, 2012. Local council elections will be held at the same time with snap parliamentary elections. The Mazhilis consists of 107 members. 98 members are elected based on party lists, 9 members are delegated by the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan.