(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 29. The Government of
Kazakhstan under the leadership of Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov
has resigned before the elected Majilis (lower house) of
parliament, trend reports via Kazakh media.
According to the media, the election of the lower house MPs was
held on March 19, 2023, and most of the seats were taken by
'Amanat', the largest party in the country. The MPs of the new
convocation have gathered for the first meeting.
The media explained that according to the Constitution of
Kazakhstan, the government resigns its powers before the newly
"In connection with the resignation of the Government of the
Republic of Kazakhstan before the newly elected Majilis of the
Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, I decree the Government
of the Republic of Kazakhstan to fulfill its duties until the
approval of the new composition of the government," the text of the
decree of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, published by his press
Now Tokayev must submit a new candidacy for the head of
government for consideration by the MPs. After approval by the
parliament, he will appoint the new candidate as prime
However, speaking at the first meeting of the new parliament,
Tokayev suggested the 'Amanat' Party nominate a candidate for the
post of prime minister.
"Thus, this party will assume political responsibility, which
once again confirms the 'strong president - influential parliament
- accountable government' formula, he said.
Smailov became Kazakhstan's prime minister in January 2022,
succeeding Askar Mamin amid mass unrest, which, according to the
official version, was a cover for a coup attempt.
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