Law on the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (1995, amended 2011) (excerpts)

 

Law on the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

(excerpts)

 

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Article 2. Presidential Elections
Presidential elections are to be carried out in accordance with Constitutional Law.

Article 3. Inauguration of the President of the Republic
1. The President of the Republic takes office from the moment of taking of the following oath: "I solemnly swear to faithfully serve the people of Kazakhstan, to strictly observe the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan, to guarantee the rights and freedoms of the citizens, conscientiously fulfill the high duties of the of President of Kazakhstan". The text of the oath is to be pronounced by the President of the Republic in the official language.
2. The oath is to be taken on the second Wednesday in January.
In case of an extraordinary presidential election or assuming of the presidential duties under Article 48 of the Constitution, the oath will be taken within one month from the date of publication of the election results or assuming of the presidential duties.
3. The President of the Republic takes an oath on the Constitution of the Republic. The National Anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan will be performed after taking the oath. The Chairman of the Central Election Commission shall present the President with a certificate, a badge, the ensign of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Order of "Altyn Kyran" (Golden Eagle).
4. If a person is elected as President of the Republic to a second term, the badge, the ensign of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Order of "Altyn Kyran" (Golden Eagle) shall not be presented for the second time. <*>
Footnote. Article 3 as amended by the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 06.05.1999 N 378

Article 4. The term of office of the President of the Republic
1. The President of the Republic shall be elected to a five year term.
1-1. The presidential power shall be exercised until a new President elected at the ordinary elections takes office. The ordinary elections must be conducted on the last Sunday in December five years after the extraordinary elections.
2. The presidential power shall terminate from the moment the newly elected President of the Republic takes office, or in the case of early release or removal from office of the President or his death.
3. Is excluded as amended by the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 06.05.1999 N 378.
4. The same person may not be elected as President of the Republic more than twice in a row. This restriction does not apply to the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Leader of the Nation.
Footnote. Article 4 as amended by the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 06.05.1999 N 378; dated 19.06.2007 N 265; dated 14.06.2010 N 89-IV (the procedure for entry into force see Art. 2); dated 03.02.2011 N 404-IV (shall be enforced from the date of its first official publication)

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Article 14. The powers of the President in respect of the Central Election Commission
The President of the Republic
A) appoints a Chairman and two members of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
2) approves the regulations of the Central Election Commission;
3) hears reports of the Chairman of the Central Election Commission on the preparation for the national referendum, the elections to the Parliament, Maslikhats and other local authorities and on their results.
Footnote. Article 14 as amended by the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 19.06.2007N 265

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Article 17. The Powers of the President of the Republic in respect to the Akims
The President of the Republic:
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4-1) determines the appointment or election procedure of akims of districts, cities (other than the capital and cities of national importance), urban districts, auls and villages.
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