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Kazakhstan: Power Transition: Nazarbayev’s Cautious Plans

On 25 January President Nursultan Nazarbayev attended the working group he had established on the transition of power within the government, announcing the initial steps for the transfer of some presidential functions to the cabinet and the Mazhilis (parliament). Nazarbayev stated that the presidency will still retain its strategic functions and act as an arbiter between the branches of government. The presidency will also keep its current foreign policy, security and defense prerogatives.

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