Foreign Experts: Kazakhstan Sees Evolution of Political Process
International political experts view that Kazakhstan continues to demonstrate examples for other countries worldwide to follow.
President of the International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development, Sally Kader said that the recent changes in Kazakhstan’s political scene are the evidence of the wise policy introduced and conducted by the country’s leadership.
“It is good timing as the First President left office and immediately has another successor and the power transition was done in a very smooth way. This peaceful transitioning process does not happen anywhere else in the world recently.”
“I wish all the best to the Kazakhstan people. The First President has done so much work and brought Kazakhstan’s name worldwide,” Kader said.
Member of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom Parliament, Bob Stewart lauded Kader’s views. He is very impressed with the work done by the First President, Nursultan Nazarbayev in building a democratic state.
Stewart said that the Presidency transition shows that Kazakhstan is a model democracy for all the states in Central Asia and the Far East.
“This shows that Kazakhstan is truly a democratic country where the President steps down to make way for new people. 30 years the President has run the country since leaving the Soviet Union. The country has gone from largely rural economy to a mixed economy and now it is one of the top 50 countries in the world,” he added.
Meanwhile, President of the Institute for European Perspective and Security Studies Emmanuel Dupuy believes that the new developments can change the governance system in Kazakhstan.
The expert also said that the democratic transition of power is proof of changes in the former USSR country.
“By giving up power in a democratic way, Kazakhstan’s First President proves that Kazakhstan and Central Asia is changing. The move opens the way to a new generation of politicians. It is an evolution, which can change the governance system,” he said.
Kazakhstan’s First President, Nursultan Nazarbayev made a shocking resignation on March 19th, 2019 after a 30-year premiership. He retains the position of chairman of Kazakhstan’s Security Council and remains a member of the Constitutional Council.
Nazarbayev also continues to head the country’s ruling political party, Nur Otan. He is succeeded by the former speaker of the Upper House of Parliament, Qasym-Jomart Toqayev.