Kazakh parliament passes reform to constitution

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 03, 2017 5:02 AM

ASTANA (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's parliament on Friday approved, in the first reading, a package of amendments to the country's constitution which reduce presidential powers in favor of lawmakers and the cabinet.

The amendments - endorsed by President Nursultan Nazarbayev - will become law once approved in the second and final readings and signed by Nazarbayev.

(Reporting by Raushan Nurshayeva; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Jack Stubbs)