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The Majilis (Kazakh: Мәжіліс, also transliterated as Mazhilis; "Assembly" in Kazakh) is the lower house of the bicameral Parliament of Kazakhstan, known as the Parlamenti, in the Government of Kazakhstan. The upper house of Parliament is the Senate of Kazakhstan. There are 77 seats, 67 in single seat constituencies and 10 by proportional representation, in the Majilis. Members of Parliament are elected to five year terms.
The Chairman of the Majilis is Ural Mukhamedzhanov.
In the first election under the new parliamentary structure, all seats in both houses of parliament were contested in December 1995; runoff elections filled twenty-three seats in the Majlis for which the initial vote was inconclusive. International observers reported procedural violations in the Majlis voting. The new parliament, which was seated in January 1996, included sixty-eight Kazak and thirty-one Russian deputies; only ten deputies were women.
Chairmen of the Majilis
Summary of the 15 January 2012 Mazhilis election results
|National Democratic Party "Nur Otan" ("Light of the Fatherland")
|Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol ("Bright Path")
|Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan
|Nationwide Social Democratic Party
|Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl ("Village")
|Party of Patriots of Kazakhstan
|Democratic Party Adilet
|Total (turnout 75.4%)
Members (since 1990)
Coordinates: 51°10′47″N 71°26′48″E / 51.17972°N 71.44667°E