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Government, Executive

president of Kazakhstan, Council of Ministers, political party, legislature, amendments

The president of Kazakhstan is head of state. Under amendments to the 1995 constitution, passed in 1998, the president is directly elected to a seven-year term. The president appoints a prime minister, with the approval of the legislature, to head the government. The president also officially confirms the prime ministerís recommended appointments to the Council of Ministers. The constitution gives extensive powers to the president, including the rights to rule by decree and to dissolve the legislature under certain conditions. The constitution also prohibits the president from being officially affiliated with a political party.



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