Amendments adopted at referendum in Kazakhstan meet European standards – PACE

Relevant resolution adopted
Фото: MFA KZ 01.07.2022 194

A group of deputies of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe initiated the adoption of a resolution in support of constitutional reforms in Kazakhstan, reports with reference to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.

In a document proposing the adoption of a resolution entitled "The Parliamentary Assembly should support Kazakhstan in continuing its democratic reforms," PACE members note that "the constitutional amendments adopted in a national referendum on June 5, 2022, meet the standards of the Council of Europe."

European parliamentarians call on the leadership of Kazakhstan to continue the program of political reforms aimed at strengthening the principles of democracy, freedom and the rule of law.

"We support the transition from the super-presidential model to a presidential republic, the redistribution of a number of powers, the strengthening of the role and status of the Parliament, the participation of the population in the governance of the country and the strengthening of mechanisms for protecting the rights of citizens," the writing emphasizes.

Taking into account the progressive changes in the country, the deputies appeal to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe with a proposal to increase the level of cooperation with Kazakhstan.

The document in support of this initiative was signed by 22 deputies from Poland, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Ukraine.

Among them are the leaders of the largest political factions in PACE, such as the Group of the European People's Party and the Group of European Conservatives and the Democratic Alliance.