And finally… strongman

The president of Kazakhstan has proposed constitutional reforms to limit his power.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev would like to see the country switch from ‘superpresidential’ rule to mere presidential rule, with a strong parliament.

He was elected in 2019 with the support of predecessor Nursultan Nazarbayev, who had resigned after 30 years but kept sweeping powers until he was forced to cede them in January.

On Wednesday, Tokayev called for a parliamentary election system and for the constitutional court to be re-established.

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