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Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev. ©Tengrinews file photo
Kazakhstan's Constitutional Council to interpret early presidential elections idea

The Senate has requested the Constitutional Council of Kazakhstan to provide an official interpretation of the Article 41 of the Constitution on early presidential elections.

Kazakhstan's Constitutional Council to interpret early presidential elections idea
Majlis meeting. Photo courtesy of Majlis profile in Facebook.
Majilis asks Nazarbayev to support early presidential elections

The Majilis has asked Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to support the idea of holding the presidential elections ahead of time.

Majilis asks Nazarbayev to support early presidential elections
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan . ©RIA Novosti
Erdogan unhappy with Turkish spy chief's resignation

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he was unhappy with the decision by powerful intelligence chief Hakan Fidan to resign from his post.

Erdogan unhappy with Turkish spy chief's resignation
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Kazakhstan's Majilis ratifies amendments to Water Convention

The lower chamber of Kazakhstan’s Parliament - the Majilis - has ratified a draft bill on Amendments to Articles 25 and 26 of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes.

Kazakhstan's Majilis ratifies amendments to Water Convention
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Our nation has immutable and eternal independence: Kazakh Senate Speaker

Speaker of the Senate, Kazakhstan Parliament’s upper chamber, Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev has summarized the legislative work of 2014 and told about the tasks for 2015.

Our nation has immutable and eternal independence: Kazakh Senate Speaker
Final Greek presidential vote as fresh crisis looms
Final Greek presidential vote as fresh crisis looms

Greece's parliament will try to elect a president on Monday in a last-ditch bid to avoid snap general elections that could bring the hard-left to power and spark new concerns over the eurozone economy.

Final Greek presidential vote as fresh crisis looms
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Eurasian parliament creation off EEU agenda?

Representatives of three Eurasian Economic Union countries - Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus, have shown in their statements that creation of a Eurasian parliament is not a question to ponder on in the near future.

Eurasian parliament creation off EEU agenda?
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Oil production may steadily decline in Kazakhstan over the next decade: KazMunaiGas Vice Chairman

KazMunaiGas Vice Chairman Tiyesov has spoken in the Mazhilis informing the deputies that Kazakhstan will face a decline in oil production should no new fields be discovered in the upcoming decade.

Oil production may steadily decline in Kazakhstan over the next decade: KazMunaiGas Vice Chairman
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Communists in Kazakhstan slam decision to abandon construction of oil refinery

The People's Communist Party has tagged the decision to abandon construction of the 4th oil refinery in Kazakhstan ill judged and said problems had to be solved by the government not shifted to the shoulders of the citizens.

Communists in Kazakhstan slam decision to abandon construction of oil refinery
Senate Speaker Kassym-Jomart Tokayev speaks at the international conference "The new paradigm of sustainable human development. G-Global – a format for global dialogue"
Democracy cannot be imposed: Kazakh Senate Speaker Tokayev

Senate Speaker Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has expressed his view that democratization is a dynamic process, and therefore democracy cannot be artificially accelerated or imposed.

Democracy cannot be imposed: Kazakh Senate Speaker Tokayev
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Deloitte, PwC, KPMG have captured Kazakh market: MP

Kazakh MP Vladislav Kosarev has declared that something needs to be done about the foreign audit companies that have captured the Kazakh market.

Deloitte, PwC, KPMG have captured Kazakh market: MP
Pro-West, nationalist parties win Ukraine vote: exit polls
Pro-West, nationalist parties win Ukraine vote: exit polls

Pro-Western and nationalist parties scored a crushing victory in Ukraine's snap parliamentary polls, which were boycotted by pro-Russian rebels.

Pro-West, nationalist parties win Ukraine vote: exit polls
Gulzhana Karagusova. Photo ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Kazakh MP points to ineffectiveness of healthcare projects

Chairman of the Committee for Finance and Budget in Parliament’s Lower Chamber Karagusova pointed to the discrepancy between the costs and payoff of state-sponsored healthcare projects.

Kazakh MP points to ineffectiveness of healthcare projects
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UN to help Kazakhstan develop e-government

United Nations will help Kazakhstan to develop electronic government as Kazakh government ratifies agreement on cooperation.

UN to help Kazakhstan develop e-government
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev ©REUTERS
Kazakh Senate Speaker says forums in Astana should not be a drain to state budget

Kazakh Senate Speaker Tokayev has called onto organizers of forums in Astana to economize.

Kazakh Senate Speaker says forums in Astana should not be a drain to state budget
Turkey submits request to parliament for Syria, Iraq military action
Turkey submits request to parliament for Syria, Iraq military action

The Turkish government said it has asked parliament to authorise military action in Iraq and Syria to halt the advance of Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

Turkey submits request to parliament for Syria, Iraq military action
Kairat Kozhamzharov. Photo courtesy of Agency on Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption.
Kazakhstan discusses corruption rating with Transparency International and OECD in Paris

Kazakh Lower Chamber MP asked the head of the Anti-Corruption Agency about ways to improve Kazakhstan's rating in the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index.

Kazakhstan discusses corruption rating with Transparency International and OECD in Paris
Indonesia votes to scrap direction elections for local leaders
Indonesia votes to scrap direction elections for local leaders

Indonesia's parliament voted to scrap direct elections for local leaders, despite angry protests against the move and criticism.

Indonesia votes to scrap direction elections for local leaders
Indonesian parliament to vote on controversial election plan
Indonesian parliament to vote on controversial election plan

Indonesia's parliament was set to decide whether to scrap the direct election of local leaders.

Indonesian parliament to vote on controversial election plan
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban. ©REUTERS
Hungary passes new law helping borrowers, hitting banks

Hungary's parliament adopted a law compelling banks to pay compensation to borrowers hit by past interest rate hikes on loans deemed unfair by authorities.

Hungary passes new law helping borrowers, hitting banks