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The first President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev received the status of honorary Senator. This decision was made by deputies of the upper house of Parliament on the 30th of may, reports TASS.
Nazarbayev awarded the title of honorary Senator “for his historic contribution to the formation of the constitutional-legal framework of the Republic of Kazakhstan as a democratic, secular, legal and social state, as well as in the formation and development of national parliamentarism, outstanding contribution to the protection of the Constitution, rights and freedoms of man and citizen and the consolidation of society”.
The President of the Senate, the daughter of former President Dariga Nazarbayeva said that the author of this initiative was the current President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The Senate supported the proposal Tokayev and approved the regulations on the status of honorary Senator. Now, Nazarbayev will be able to attend the meetings of the upper house of Parliament.
May 29, Nazarbayev was awarded the title of honorary President of the Supreme Eurasian economic Council (SEEC). The idea was proposed by the Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Thus, the participants wanted to emphasize the historical contribution of Nursultan Nazarbayev in the formation of the EAEC.
March 19, 2019, Nazarbayev resigned from the post of the President of Kazakhstan, having been in power for almost 30 years. Then after him was renamed the Republic’s capital Astana, the city is now called Nur-Sultan. Nazarbayev is the title of the leader of the nation (Elbasy) and remains a life-long head of the Council security of Kazakhstan and Chairman of the ruling party “Nur Otan”.
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