ElectionGudie

March 20, 2016 Held

7,566,150
Voted
Kazakhstan

Republic of Kazakhstan

Election for Mazhilis (Kazakh House of Representatives)

Results

77%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:7,566,150
Valid Votes:7,522,868
Invalid Votes:43,282

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Nur Otan 84 - 6,183,757

82.20%

Democratic Party of Kazakhstan 7 - 540,406

7.18%

Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 7 - 537,123

7.14%

Kazakhstan Social and Democratic Party "Auyl" - - 151,285

2.01%

Nationwide Social Democratic Party - - 88,813

1.18%

Birlik - - 21,484

0.29%

More Info:

Republic of Kazakhstan: Parliamentary Election, 20 March 2016

At stake in this election:

  • 98 seats in the Mazhilis (House of Representatives)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Nursultan Abishuly NAZARBAYEV (since 1 December 1991)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Karim MASIMOV (since 2 April 2014)
  • Assembly: Kazakhstan has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate and the Mazhilis. The Senate is composed of 47 seats and the Mazhilis is composed of 107 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • In the Senate, 32 members are indirectly elected by majority two-round vote by the provincial assemblies and 15 members are appointed by the President. In the Mazhilis, 98 members are directly elected in a single national constituency by proportional representation vote and 9 are indirectly elected by the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan, a 350-member presidentially appointed advisory body.

Last Election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held in Kazakhstan on 15 January 2012. The People’s Democratic Party took 83 seats, while the Democratic Party of Kazakhstan took 8 and the Communist People’s Party of Kazakhstan took 7. 7 parties in total had representatives in the last election, but only the three mentioned above secured enough votes to enter Parliament.

Main parties in the election:

  • People’s Democratic Party/Nur Otan
    • Leader: Nursultan NAZARBAYEV
    • Seats won in last election: 83
  • Democratic Party of Kazakhstan/Ak Zhol
    • Leader: Azat PERUASHEV
    • Seats won in last election: 8
  • Communist People’s Party of Kazakhstan
    • Leader: Vladislav KOSAREV
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Auyl National Patriotic Party
    • Leader: Ali BEKTAYEV
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Birlik (Unity) Party
    • Leader: Seril SULTANGALI
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • National Social Democratic Party
    • Leader: Zharmakhan TUYAKBAY
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 18,157,122 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 9,547,864 (2015)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 9,474,979 (July 2015 est.)

·         Is Kazakhstan a signatory to CEDAW: N/A

·         Has Kazakhstan ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (26 August 1998)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 32 (23.02%)[1]

·         Human Development Index Position: 56 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Kazakhstan a signatory to CRPD: Yes (11 December 2008)

·         Has Kazakhstan ratified CRPD: Yes (21 April 2015)

·         Population with a disability: 2,723,568

 

 

[1] There are 3 women serving in the Senate (6.38%) and 29 women in the Mazhilis (25.22%).