'Accept the resignation of the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Temporarily assign the duties of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan to & nbsp; Smailov Alikhan Askhanovich & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; the text of the decree says.
The document instructs government members to continue to fulfill their duties until the & nbsp; approval of the new cabinet.
Since & nbsp; 25 & nbsp; February 2019, the government of Kazakhstan was headed by Askar Mamin.
At the beginning of the year, residents of the cities of Zhanaozen and & nbsp; Aktau took part in & nbsp; rallies, protesting against a twofold increase in the cost of liquefied petroleum gas. As explained in the & nbsp; Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan, from & nbsp; 1 & nbsp; January prices began to be formed on & nbsp; electronic exchange trading on & nbsp; based on demand and & nbsp; supply. Tokayev instructed to create a commission to & nbsp; study the situation.
On & nbsp; Tuesday, the authorities of the republic made concessions to the protesters: in & nbsp; Aktau, members of the government commission met with & nbsp; activists and & nbsp; promised to reduce the price of & nbsp; gas to 50 tenge & nbsp; 50 tenge & nbsp; $ 0.11 succumb to & nbsp; internal and & nbsp; external provocations.