Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed laws on legalizing the parliamentary opposition

Members of parties representing the parliamentary opposition now have the right to speak at parliamentary hearings and at joint sessions of Chambers.
The head of state signed two laws. This is reported by Akorda.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan ” on amendments and additions to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “on committees and commissions of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan” on parliamentary opposition issues”.
The President also signed the constitutional law of the Republic of Kazakhstan ” on amendments to the constitutional law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the status of its deputies”.

The main novelty of this draft law is that we introduce the word “opposition”into the legal field. You know that we didn’t have this concept. We considered it right that there should be a parliamentary opposition in the Parliament that will Express the opinion of the people and raise issues of concern to the entire population. That is, the parliamentary opposition is not just an opposition, it will have the right to Express its opinion, it will also Express the opinion of the people, – said Azat Peruashev, a Deputy of the Mazhilis of the Parliament, at the plenary session of the Senate, presenting draft laws.
Parties have the right to speak at parliamentary hearings and initiate the subject of parliamentary hearings. The parliamentary opposition will also be given the right to speak at sessions of the Senate, at Committee meetings, and at joint sessions of the Parliament. They will also initiate various issues aimed at improving the standar

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