Kazakhstan's opposition organizes in Brussels with new constitution in mind

By Paolo Sorbello, 19 April 2018
photo credit: pixabay
photo credit: pixabay
A diverse team of opposition figures, human rights defenders, and artists from Kazakhstan formed the political platform Zhana Kazakhstan (“New Kazakhstan”) after a meeting in Brussels on April 9, in the latest attempt to form an alternative to President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s seemingly eternal rule. Backed by ex-Prime Minister Akezhan Kazhegeldin, who now lives in exile in London, the delegation also had a few meetings with representatives of the European Commission and the EU Parliament. In an interview with RFE/RL, Kazhegeldin said he is ready to draft a new constitution for the country and respond to the growing demands of his fellow countrymen for a genuine transition of power in Kazakhstan. Kazhegeldin was quick to note that Zhana Kazakhstan was not a party, but a political platform.
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