Parliament of Kazakhstan

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Parliament of Kazakhstan
Houses Majilis
Seats 124 members (77 and 47)
single constituencies and proportional representation
double-seat constituencies
Meeting place
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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 77 seats, elected to four year terms, 67 in single seat constituencies and 10 by proportional representation. The upper house is the Senate, which has 47 members, 40 of whom are elected to six-year terms in double-seat constituencies by the local assemblies, half renewed every two years, and 7 of which are presidential appointees.

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.


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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