The Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev has surprisingly resigned his office. The 78-year-old gave this in a speech to the people in the
Television of the Central Asian ex-Soviet republic known. Nazarbayev was in office since the independence of the former Soviet republic. He has
made that decision and thank you for the years of loyalty, said
he. Actually Nazarbayev was the lifelong dad of the nation
Nazarbayev had been president since April 24, 1990, but before that
Communist party leader in power. The powers of the president
should take over the head of the Kazakh House of Lords in Parliament,
Nazarbayev had dismissed his government at the end of February. Nazarbayev justified the move by not raising living standards and making the economy less dependent on oil and natural gas. In the future, the focus will be more on helping the poor and improving their lives, he said. Earlier, Kazakh women demonstrated for more financial support and safer housing after five people were killed in a fire.