President will form new government with "Zhanaozen factor" in mind: Yertysbayev 14 января 2012, 14:14
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Yermukhamet Yertysbayev. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Kazakhstan President’s son-in-law Timur Kulibayev, who was fired from the position of Samruk-Kazyna chairman after Zhanaozen clashes, has good chances to run for presidency in future, Interfax-Kazakhstan reports citing Nursultan Nazarbayev’s Adviser Yermukhamet Yertysbayev.
“He is 45, he is the citizen of Kazakhstan and, in general, being a wealthy person, he has much more opportunities in this area,” BBC cited Yertysbayev as saying at a conference in London.
Speaking in the Royal Institute of International Relations prior to Kazakhstan’s early parliamentary elections scheduled for January 15, Yertysbayev stressed that “the President is elected until December 2016 and is not planning to leave this post”.
The President’s adviser also said that after the elections the President will form a new government with “Zhanaozen factor” in mind. Riots marred December 16-17 in Zhanaozen town and Shetpe village claiming 17 lives and infuring 100 people.
“My personal point of view is that everything should have been done to prevent the use of weapons. I am not protecting the military personnel, but the situation was very complicated,” Yertysbayev said.
According to him, Kazakhstan President “was incorrectly or not fully informed about the situation in Zhanaozen”. Answering the question about the names of the people who treated their obligations “unscrupulously”, the adviser said: “There is the President’s administration that is responsible for political management in the country and there is the government that is performing economic management. That’s why there are certain persons who are responsible in such situation”.
Yertysbayev also said that the authorities will reply to Zhanaozen clashes by creating “the social state”. “People’s needs will be the priority,” the President’s adviser said.
“Money for diversification of the country's industries and implementation of social programs will be allocated from the National Fund that receives the profits from export of the country’s energy and is currently holds $70 billion,” Yertysbayev said.
Besides, the President’s adviser thinks, that Kazakhstan’s wealthy people should make their contribution as well. “After 20 years of reforms the sobriety period has come and the tycoons have to understand that it is time to share with the community,” he noted.