The President of Kazakhstan dismissed the head of the Security Council Nursultan Nazarbayev

The President of Kazakhstan dismissed the head of the Security Council Nursultan Nazarbayev
The President of Kazakhstan dismissed the head of the Security Council Nursultan Nazarbayev
5 January, 18:41In the world
President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev dismissed Nursultan Nazarbayev from the post of chairman of the country's Security Council. Now this department will be headed by the president himself, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev said in his address to the people.

The President's address is related to the protests in the country. The President said that in this situation he intends to act tough.

"This is a question of the safety of our citizens, who turn to me with numerous requests to protect their lives and the lives of their families. This is a question of the security of our state. I am sure the people will support me", - Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev said in his address.

This is the second appeal of the President of the country to the people in a day.

In his current address, the president announced that he would remain in the capital. He does not intend to flee the country. Now he is developing a plan to resolve the situation. He will present it shortly.

According to the president, the protests in the country were organized by "financially motivated conspirators." Their actions and high level of organization testify to a carefully thought-out strategy for organizing the meeting.

Let us remind you that Nursultan Nazarbayev is the former president of Kazakhstan. He chaired the Security Council in 2019 when he left the presidency.

Protesters in Kazakhstan demanded not only to dismiss the government, but also to remove Nursultan Nazarbayev from office. Residents of the country are confident, despite the fact that he no longer holds the presidency, he still leads the country.

The decision of the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, to replace the first head of the republic, Nursultan Nazarbayev, as chairman of the country's Security Council, is due to the desire to concentrate all the levers of control of the power structures in one hand against the backdrop of large-scale protests. This opinion was expressed on Wednesday in an interview with TASS by Timofey Bordachev, Program Director of the Valdai Discussion Club.

"This decision is connected with the need to concentrate all control levers of power departments in one hand in connection with the emergency that has arisen in some cities in the republic", - the expert noted, commenting on the earlier televised address of the Kazakh leader to the people.

The analyst emphasized that this was the last of the key posts that the first president of Kazakhstan retained, but only his formal dismissal would not have an effective impact on stabilizing the situation. "The current situation can be influenced not only by the formal side of the matter, but also by the readiness and ability of the Kazakh authorities to apply the necessary measures in the situation that has arisen", - he added.

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