Social Crone in Kazakhstan: The Government of Tokayev resigns
© Evgeny Biyatov / Sputnik / Sputnik via AFP Kazakhstan, Politics, President, Violence, Events, B Political Usherapy at Kazakhstan . President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev wedard his Government on Wednesday, January 5, and decreed the state of emergency, in response to the demonstrations who erupted into several cities of the authoritarian country of Central Asia, disorders related to an increase in Gas price.
, Alikhan Smaïlov was previously Deputy Prime Minister of the previous government. His appointment comes after several days of murderous riots. View on euronews © ap / kazakhstan's presidential press service
The President of Kazakhstan named Alikhan Smaïlov as new Prime Minister on Tuesday.
His appointment who comes after several days of deadly riots was immediately approved by the Lower House of Parliament at a live broadcast session on television.
aged 49, Alikhan Smaïlov, was previously Deputy Prime Minister of the previous government.
The day before, the President of Kazakhstan assured that his country had defeated a "attempt at a coup" of foreign "terrorists" promising the departure shortly the Russian troops called to the rescue.
Kazakhstan. "Dozens" of protesters killed by the police, Russia sends its forces
© Mariya Gordeyeva / Reuters according to the Ministry of the Interior Kazakh cited by local media, at least eight members of the security forces were killed and 317 wounded. Kazakhstan, prey to riots since Wednesday, January 5, 2022, was the scene of scenes of violence tonight. Protesters were killed by the police while trying to seize administrative buildings.
Life resumed, gradually in Almaty, the largest city in this central Asian country where the troubles were the most serious. Kazakhstan: The rise in gas prices puts fire to the powders
the authorities have intermittently reconnected the Internet and restored progressively public transport, but the calcined facades of public buildings and the carcasses of burnt vehicles are still testifying. clashes.
During a videoconference, President Kazakh Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took stock of the events in front of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and other allies who deployed more than 2,000 men in the former Soviet Republic. The Russian troops deployed to Kazakhstan for a "limited period", ensures Vladimir Putin
as the Kremlin Master promised a withdrawal of these forces once their mission accomplished, while saying that the bloody events had been orchestrated since The stranger, rejecting the idea of a movement of social protest having degenerated in the face of the extent of misery and repression in this authoritarian country of ex-Soviet central Asia.
For President Kazakh, "armed fighters' groups used the movement of anger related to an increase in fuel prices to act.
"Their objective has appeared clearly: undermine the constitutional order, destroy the governance institutions and take power. It was a coup attempt," he said.
The human balance of disorders, the worst that this former Soviet Republic has known since independence in 1991, remains unknown. The massive arrests, they continued on Monday with nearly 8,000 arrests throughout the country, according to the Ministry of the Interior.
Kazakhstan: A coup, a counter-coup and a Russian victory .
The unrest in Kazakhstan led to consolidation of power in the country and may affect the transition of power in Russia.President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev declared the unrest “an unprecedented act of aggression and assault on our statehood” and requested help from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a military alliance of six former Soviet countries.