Oct. 3, 2014, 3:43 p.m.
The indirect-election for 16 (out of 47) seats in the Senate in Kazakhstan was held on Wednesday 1 October 2014. For the Senate, 15 of the 47 members are appointed by the President, but the remaining 32 members are indirectly-elected by regional legislatures in a secret-ballot vote, with 16 members up for (indirect) election every 3 years. All senators serve 6-year terms. While Kazakhstan has a population of 17,948,816, only 3,279 electors cast a vote as part of the regional legislatures.[i] [ii] In this election the ruling Nur- Otan Party claimed all 16 seats. Turnout for the election was 98.7 percent with 3,236 people voting for the 16 Senators, one of which was a female.[iii] [iv]