Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in a file photo. EFE/ Muhtar Holdorbekov

Kazakhstan to hold referendum on constitution amendments on June 5

Nursultan, May 5 (EFE).- Kazakh President Kassym-Jormart Tokayev on Thursday called a referendum on amendments to the nation’s constitution on June 5 for a transition from a “super-presidential” state to a presidential system with an influential parliament and a responsible government. In an address to the nation, Tokayev explained that he had signed a decree

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The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, during his speech via video conference at a session of the People's Assembly of Kazakhstan. EFE/Luis Angel Reglero

Tokayev announces referendum to reform Kazakh Constitution

Nur-Sultan, Apr 29 (EFE).- President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced on Friday that a referendum is to be held soon to reform Kazakhstan’s Constitution to one that limits the power of the head of state while granting Parliament a bigger role in running the Central Asian republic. Calling the reforms part of the process to create “a

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NUR-SULTAN (KAZAKHSTAN), 04/28/2022.- The person in charge of prosecuting crime in the Kazakhstan Prosecutor's Office, Eldos Kilymzhanov, during a press conference Thursday in Nur-Sultan. Kilymzhanov said that about 5,000 cases remain open while investigations continue to establish who was behind the violence. EFE/Luis Angel Reglero

Kazakhstan says reforms to move forward despite protests

Nur-Sultan, Apr 28 (EFE).- Planned democratic reforms in Kazakhstan are to continue even if protests like the ones that rocked the country in January break out, Kazakh Secretary of State Erlan Karin said Thursday.  “The only response (to protests) is not to stop the reforms,” ​​Karin stressed when asked about the outbreak of violence in

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Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, in a file photo. EFE/EPA/EVGENY BIYATOV/SPUTNIK/KREMLIN

President Tokayev quits Kazakhstan’s ruling Amanat party

Nur-Sultan, Apr 26 (EFE).- Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev resigned Tuesday from the ruling Amanat party, formerly known as Nur Otan, and stepped down as party chairman. “As of today I resign from the party and step down as chairman,” the leader said at the opening of Amanat’s 23rd extraordinary congress, during which he proposed as

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MOS61. Baku (Azerbaijan), 07/10/2005.- (FILE) - Two sailors walk in front of the oil derricks on the Caspian Sea near Baku, Azerbaijan, 07 October 2005 (reissued 9 April 2022). EFE/EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY *** Local Caption *** 00546820

Kazakhstan loses millions of dollars due to Caspian Pipeline disruption

Nur-Sultan, Apr 19 (EFE).- Kazakhstan may lose between 100 and 150 billion tengue (between $220 and 330 million) due to a disruption that occurred almost a month ago in the Caspian CPC pipeline, Kazakh Finance Minister Yerulan Zhamaubayev said on Tuesday. “The estimate is between 100 billion and 150 billion tenge,” he told reporters, adding

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Uzra Zeya in a file photo. EFE/Esteban Biba

Kazakhstan discusses with US ways to minimize impact of sanctions on Russia

Nursultan, Apr 11 (EFE).- Kazakh authorities discussed on Monday with US government representatives ways to minimize the impact of anti-Russian sanctions on the Kazakh economy, the second largest in the post-Soviet region. “Kazakhstan is critical in our objective of promoting a stable and prosperous Central Asia,” U.S. Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy

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