Parliament of Kazakhstan

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Parliament of Kazakhstan
Қазақстан парламенті
Qazaqstan parlamenti
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Type
Type
Houses Senate (upper house)
Majilis (lower house)
Leadership
Chairman of the Majilis
Structure
Seats 154 members
Senate: 47 (32 elected and 15 appointment by the president)
Mazhilis: 107 (98 seats from party lists & 9 from the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan
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Political groups

Government (47)

  Non-partisan (47)
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Political groups

Government (107)

  Nur Otan (84)
  Ak Zohl (7)
Elections
Election by regional legislatures, Appointment by the President of Kazakhstan
Proportional representation, Election by the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan
Last election
Kazakhstani legislative election, 2012
Meeting place
Astana
Website
www.parlam.kz
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The Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakh: Қазақстан Республикасының Парламенті, Qazaqstan Respuwblïkasınıñ Parlamenti) is the bicameral legislature of Kazakhstan, according to the 1995 Constitution of Kazakhstan. The lower house is the Majilis, with 107 seats, (98 seats are from party lists, 9 - from Assembly of People) and are elected to four year 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 1 October 2014.[2] According to the Central Electoral Commission of Kazakhstan, it was "an open and democratic electoral process".[2] The OSCE commented that "Preparations for the 26 April election were efficiently administered, however, necessary reforms for holding genuine democratic elections still have to materialize. The predominant position of the incumbent and the lack of genuine opposition limited voter choice. A restricted media environment stifled public debate and freedom of expression.[3]

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 7 October 2014.[2]

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