Constitutional reform is a new step in the development of Kazakhstan’s political system
Constitutional reform is a new step in the development of Kazakhstan’s political system, Italian expert on geopolitics Alessandro Lundini says. He believes that state administration’s modernization is imperative.
ALESSANDRO LUNDINI, RESEARCH FELLOW, INSTITUTE FOR GEOPOLITICAL STUDIES, ITALY:
Kazakhstan’s Constitution was adopted in 1995. The society and the political system have changed with the growth of the economy. The system and state institutions should correspond to modern times.
President of International Tax and Investment Center Daniel Witt believes that the reforms proposed by Nursultan Nazarbayev are the next step in the evolutionary transformation of Kazakhstan’s political system. The expert has extensive knowledge about Kazakhstan and his merits are highly valued in the country.
DANIEL WITT, PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL TAX AND INVESTMENT CENTER:
The reforms announced by the President on the 25th January are significant Constitution reforms. I believe they represent another step forward in the modernization of democracy in Kazakhstan and really they modernize a structure and the system of your Constitution, of your government, of the contract between the President and the Government in the Parliament and the people. And all of this reflects that Kazakhstan is a different country today than it was 10 years ago.
According to the Honorary Chairwoman of the National Atomic Agency, Barbara Judge, the proposed reform is certainly a positive trend in the society’s modernization.
BARBARA JUDGE, CHAIRWOMAN, UK'S INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS:
I applaud the President for this. It’s a very good idea. I think it’s very courageous for the President to be at this point giving powers to the representative government.