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CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

of December 26, 1995 No. 2733

About the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

(The last edition from 22-12-2017)

This Constitutional law according to the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan determines legal status of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Chapter I. Status of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Article 1. President of the Republic

1. The president of the Republic is the head of state, its management official determining the main directions of domestic and foreign policy of the state and representing Kazakhstan within the country and in the international relations.

2. The president of the Republic - symbol and the guarantor of unity of the people and the government, firmness of the Constitution, rights and freedoms of man and citizen.

3. The president of the Republic provides the approved functioning of all branches of the government and responsibility of authorities to the people.

4. The president of the Republic possesses the right to act on behalf of the people and the state.

5. The president of the Republic, his honor and advantage are inviolable. Infringement of honor and advantage of the President of the Republic is pursued under the law.

Article 2. Election of the president of the Republic

Election of the president of the Republic is performed according to the constitutional law.

Article 3. Inauguration of the Republic

1. The president of the Republic enters position from the moment of bringing to the people of the following oath: "Solemnly I swear truly to serve the people of Kazakhstan, to strictly follow the Constitution and the laws of Kazakhstan, to guarantee the rights and freedoms of citizens, to honesty carry out the high obligations of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan assigned to me". The text of the oath is said by the President of the Republic in state language.

2. The oath is taken on the second environment of January.

In case of election of the President on early elections or acceptances of powers of the President in case, stipulated in Article 48 Constitutions, the oath is taken within a month from the date of publication of results of presidential elections or acceptance of powers of the President of the Republic. In these cases day of bringing of the oath is determined by Central Election Commission of the Republic.

The oath is taken in a festive atmosphere in presence of deputies of Parliament, members of the Constitutional Council, judges of the Supreme Court, and also all former Presidents of the Republic.

3. The president of the Republic swears on the Constitution of the Republic. After bringing of the oath the National anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan is performed. The president by the chairman of Central Election Commission is handed the certificate, the breastplate, standard of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the award "Three-copecks Piece Kyran" ("Gold Oryol").

4. If person is elected the President of the Republic to the second term of office, the breastplate, standard of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the award "Three-copecks Piece Kyran" ("Gold Oryol") to it repeatedly are not handed.

Article 4. Term of office of the President of the republic

1. The president of the Republic is elected for a period of five years.

1-1. Powers of the President of the Republic, the electee on early elections, are performed before the inauguration of the Republic chosen on regular elections which shall be carried out in five years after the early elections on the first Sunday of December.

2. Powers of the President of the Republic stop from the moment of assumption of office of the newly elected President of the Republic, and also in case of early release or dismissal of the President from position, or his death.

4. The same person cannot be elected the President of the Republic more than two time in a row.

This restriction does not extend to the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasa.

Article 5. The restrictions connected with continuance in office of the President of the Republic

1. The president of the Republic has no right to be the deputy of representative body, to hold other paid positions and to perform business activity.

2. It is excluded.

Article 6. Distinctions of the President of the Republic

1. The president of the Republic has distinctions - the breastplate and standard of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

2. The description of the breastplate is determined by Central Election Commission of the Republic. The description of standard, procedure for official use of the breastplate and standard are determined by the President of the Republic.

3. The president of the Republic on position becomes the gentleman of the award "Three-copecks Piece Kyran" ("Gold Oryol").

4. The description of the award "Three-copecks Piece Kyran" ("Gold Oryol"), the bases and procedure for assignment of the called award are determined by the legislation of the Republic.

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