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Paragraph 85

The three amendments pertaining to procedures in cases of no confidence in the government (Articles 85 par 4, 86 par 1 and 87 par 1) could potentially lead to political crises. A resolution on no confidence would now require a two-thirds majority of the total number of deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh to pass (Article 85 par 4), as opposed to a simple majority in the current Constitution. This could result in a situation where the government remains in power but is no longer supported by the majority in parliament, which could also have a serious impact on the ability of the government to carry out its responsibilities and to pass the laws needed to implement its policies. The qualified majority requirement is also not in line with the practice in other democratic countries. As previously recommended by the OSCE/ODIHR and the Venice Commission, the simple majority requirement in Article 85 par 4 should be retained.