Parliament of Kazakhstan

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Parliament of Kazakhstan
Type
Type
Houses Majilis
Senate
Seats 154 members (107 and 47)
Meeting place
Astana
Website
www.parlam.kz
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The Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakh: Қазақстан Республикасының Парламенті) is the bicameral legislature of Kazakhstan, according to the 1995 Constitution of Kazakhstan. The lower house is the Majilis, with 107 seats, elected to four 5 terms.

The upper house is the Senate, which has 47 members.

As of January 2007, 10% of the parliament's representatives are women and 19% of local and city council officials are women.[1]

Its predecessor was the Supreme Soviet.

Elections[edit]

Kazakhstan held elections to the Senate (Majilis) on October 1, 2014.[2] According to the Central Electoral Commission of Kazakhstan, it was "an open and democratic electoral process".[2]

About 250 observers from the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization were present for the voting.[2] Four women were among the 80 candidates vying for the 16 open Senate seats.[2] The results to be announced on October 7, 2014.[2]

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