Former Kazakh leader Nursultan Nazarbayev after resigning from office received a new status in the country & mdash; The first president & mdash; Elbasy. This is regulated by the constitutional law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “ On the first president of the Republic of Kazakhstan '' Leader of the Nation. '' Nazarbayev announced his new powers on April 3, 2019 at the first meeting with the staff of the office of the first president. & Nbsp;
What does Elbasy mean and why is Nazarbayev so called?
Elbasy in translation from the Kazakh language means “ leader of the nation ''. That is why this word appears in the title of the law. Nursultan Nazarbayev became the first president of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Accordingly, the constitutional law of the Republic of Kazakhstan N 83-II “ On the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan '' Leader of the Nation '' connected precisely with his personality. It was adopted in 2000.
True, the prefix 'Leader of the Nation' appeared much later, commented on Azattyk radio & nbsp; Director of the Kazakhstan Bureau for Human Rights Yevgeny Zhovtis. At the same time, according to him, when the corresponding changes were made to the law, Nazarbayev was allegedly against the status of the Leader of the Nation (Elbasy) and did not sign the law on making the changes, but they still came into force.
When did Nazarbayev start to be called Elbasy?
On June 15, 2017, the phrase “ Leader of the Nation '' smoothly flowed into Elbasy. Since then, Nazarbayev has secured this elite status & mdash; Elbasy. This privilege gives him the right to lead the Security Council for life. The amendments to the law were adopted two years before Nazarbayev resigned. & Nbsp;
What rights does Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev have?
After amending the constitutional law of the republic, Nazarbayev received a number of additional rights and privileges:
& mdash; he can, for life & nbsp; appeal to the people of Kazakhstan, state bodies and officials with initiatives on the most important issues of state building;
& mdash; Elbasy has immunity;
& mdash; part 5 of article 42 of the Constitution (that one and the same person cannot be elected more than two times in a row) does not apply to the First President;
& mdash; since March 2017, according to Zhovtis, Nazarbayev began to be called not only the First President, but also the Founder of the State. & nbsp;