In our previous articles, we have noted that Kazakhstani regime’s war against corrupt officials, embezzlers and individuals who abuse their employment status had risen to the level of repressions and has a clear political motivation that often prevails over the legal part of individual criminal cases.
There is word in Astana that Adilbek Dzhaksybekov, Head of Nazarbayev Administration, has handed in resignation due to health issues. They also say that Nazarbayev is much displeased with the work performance of the government and may appoint a new prime minister.
The press and social media are now extensively discussing Imangali Tasmagambetov’s appointment as Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Russia. His predecessor Marat Tazhin has returned to Astana as the First Deputy Head of Nazarbayev Administration. The opinions offered by the disputants are widely dispersed (even among the political scientists). Some believe this appointment is nothing but a political disgrace while others think it may be Tasmagambetov’s own maneuver, non-transparent to the casual observer.
The arrest of the former deputy head of the presidential administration of Kazakhstan, Baglan Maylybaev, for the disclosure of government secrets, had caused an explosive effect in the country. For the first time, a government official of such high- rank, has been arrested for a political crime. Moreover, he was not an ordinary government official for that matter, but one who for the longest time, was almost solely responsible for the implementation of all ideological and domestic policy work in the republic. This fact alone calls for a detailed analysis of a nature and results of his work.
As part of the discussion on the nearest future of Kazakhstan, in this article, we are going to analyze a plan to shift the supreme power after President Nazarbayev passes away. Let us see how feasible this plan is.