Nursultan Nazarbayev’s resignation from the post of President of Kazakhstan was expected. Especially after changing the status of the Security Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan and appeal to the Constitutional Council.
Director of the Russian Center for topical research "Alternative" Andrey Chebotarev, told Report commenting on the decision of resignation made by Kazakhstan’s president.
According to the expert, Nazarbayev showed political "instinct", " by transferring the powers of the President of Kazakhstan in the most stable and controlled environment."
"Nursultan Nazarbayev left the office on the eve of Novruz, symbolizing the beginning of certain changes by his act," Chebotarev added.
The expert noted that despite the departure of Elbasy (leader of the nation-ed.) will continue to support the interim presidency Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. "The last, apparently, was ready to such result long ago. Especially by his unprecedented statement given last year. However, without the support of Elbasy, Chairman of the Security Council, Tokayev who has presidential powers, probably cannot cope to control over the situation in the country, etc. However, the process of power transit has actually just begun. The next important stage is the holding of presidential elections. Now they should definitely be held next year, when the term of acting President of the country officially ends."
"In addition, either Kassym-Jomart Tokayev received a solid Carte Blanche from the Elbasy for the future presidency and, therefore, the whole system will work for his election as head of state for a year," Chebotarev believes. "Or, which is also possible, he just took the baton of transit and will bring this process to the next stage, and a completely different person will run presidency from Nazarbayev's entourage."