ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev ordered the creation Wednesday of a working group to reform the constitution to better separate the executive, legislative and judicial branches.
The working group will be led by the head of the Presidential Administration, Adilbek Dzhaksybekov, and will include representatives of the government, legislative branch and Supreme Court, among other state institutions, as well as experts.
During the last legislative elections in March 2016, Nazarbayev said his country intended to “progressively” reform the political system.
At the end of last year, the head of state signed a decree to redistribute the functions of the Economy, Health and Social Development, and Interior Ministries.
Nazarbayev signed the executive order shortly after replacing the foreign and economy ministers, and doing the same with the heads of the defense and justice portfolios last September.