Mazhilis

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Mazhilis

Mäjilis
Мәжіліс
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Type
Type
History
Founded1996[1]
Preceded bySupreme Kenges
Leadership
Structure
Seats107 members
Kazakhstan Majilis 2016.svg
Political groups
Government (84)
  Nur Otan (84)

Pro-Government (9)

  Nominated (9)

Opposition (14)

  Ak Zhol (7)
  QKHP (7)
Length of term
5 years
Elections
Last election
20 January 2016
Meeting place
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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Website
http://www.parlam.kz/en/
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The Mazhilis (Kazakh: Mäjilis, Мәжіліс, also transliterated as Majilis; "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 107 seats (98+9). Members of Parliament are elected to five-year terms.[2]

Brief history[edit]

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; ten deputies were women.[citation needed]

Chairs of the Majilis[edit]

Source:[1]

Portrait Name Took office Left office Political Party
1 Marat Ospanov
(1949–2000)
30 January 1996 1 December 1999 Independent
Otan
2 Zharmakhan Tuyakbay
(1947–)
1 December 1999 3 November 2004 Otan
3 Oral Muhamedjanov
(1948–2013)
3 November 2004 20 June 2007 Otan
Nur Otan
4 Aslan Musin
(1954–)
2 September 2007 13 October 2008 Nur Otan
5 Oral Muhamedjanov
(1948–2013)
13 October 2008 16 November 2011 Nur Otan
6 Nurlan Nigmatulin
(1962–)
20 January 2012 3 April 2014 Nur Otan
7 Kabibulla Dzhakupov
(1949–)
3 April 2014 20 January 2016 Nur Otan
8 Baktykozha Izmukhambetov
(1948–)
25 March 2016 22 June 2016 Nur Otan
9 Nurlan Nigmatulin
(1962–)
22 June 2016 Incumbent Nur Otan

Latest election[edit]

Results of the 2016 Kazakh legislative election

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Nur Otan 6,183,757 82.20 84 +1
Ak Zhol Democratic Party 540,406 7.18 7 –1
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 537,123 7.14 7 0
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl 151,285 2.01 0 0
Nationwide Social Democratic Party 88,813 1.18 0 0
Birlik 21,484 0.29 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 43,282
Total 7,566,150 100 98 0
Registered voters/turnout 9,810,852 77.12
Source: CEC, CEC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan". www.parlam.kz.
  2. ^ "Официальный сайт Парламента Республики Казахстан". www.parlam.kz.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°10′47″N 71°26′48″E / 51.17972°N 71.44667°E / 51.17972; 71.44667