President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev accepted the resignation of the government. It is reported that the Cabinet will continue to perform its duties until the appointment of its new new composition. This is stated in Tokayev's decree.
“In accordance with Article 70 of the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, I decide to accept the resignation of the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan,” the presidential press service quotes his decree.
Discharge of duties The Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan is entrusted to Smailov Alikhan Askhanovich.
It also notes that members of the government will continue to perform their duties until the approval of the new composition of the Cabinet.
Earlier it was reported that the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan On the morning of January 5, he planned to announce the resignation of the government.
On the night of January 5, in Almaty and several other large cities, clashes took place between protesters and law enforcement agencies, which used stun grenades and rubber bullets. Armored vehicles have arrived in Alma-Ata, where a state of emergency and a curfew have been introduced. Earlier, the head of state addressed the citizens of the country, urging them in his televised address to prudence. Tokayev asked the population of the republic not to succumb to provocations from within and from without, the euphoria of rallies and permissiveness