Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Kazakh President Received Signal From People: “Don’t Leave Office”

Posted by Info on 28/01/2011

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev 70, said today that he will remain in office as long as his health allows him to.
“I have received a signal from the people – don’t leave office, continue working. If my health allows me, if I have the people’s support, I will work as long as I am allowed to.”

In June, the title of “Leader of the Nation” was bestowed upon Nazarbayev by his country’s lawmakers. The title gives him a wide range of privileges after the expiry of his presidential term.
Nazarbayev ruled the country state since the collapse of the Soviet Union, vetoed parliament’s original call for a referendum.
Earlier in the month, the Kazakh legislature voted unanimously in favor of holding a referendum to extend the rule of long-serving Nazarbayev until 2020, bypassing elections due in 2012.

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