NUR-SULTAN, January 5. / TASS /. Kazakhstan’s political system and economic configuration will remain unchanged, the country’s president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said on Wednesday.
“The Head of State stressed that the political, social and economic configuration of our country will remain unchanged. According to him, the principles of unity, the rule of law, respect for private property and a market economy will remain the priority of our state policy, “The presidential press service quoted the Kazakh leader in l ‘after a government meeting.
On January 2, crowds took to the streets of the towns of Zhanaozen and Aktau in the Mangistau region to protest against high fuel prices. According to them, the price per liter of liquefied gas has risen to 120 tenge ($ 0.27) since January 1, so protesters demanded to cut it in half, to 50-60 tenge ($ 0.11 – $ 0.13). The president instructed the government to urgently assess the situation in the region, taking into account economic feasibility and legal issues. The government commission arrived in Aktau and started work. On Tuesday, after discussions with the demonstrators, the commission announced that the price of liquefied gas would be reduced to 50 tenge in the Mangistau region.
The president on Wednesday imposed a two-week state of emergency and a curfew in the country’s largest city, Almaty, and in the southwestern province of Mangistau. The head of state also accepted the government’s resignation. Its members will continue to perform their duties until a new cabinet is formed.