The CEC of Kazakhstan announced the preliminary results of the parliamentary elections. According to the data presented, six out of seven parties enter the parliament, while the ruling Amanat has 53.9%. The final turnout was 54.21%.
The head of the CEC of Kazakhstan, Nurlan Abdirov, during a briefing said that the People’s Democratic Patriotic Party “Auyl” (10.9%), the Respublica Party (8.59%), the People’s Party of Kazakhstan (6.8%), the democratic the Ak Zhol Party of Kazakhstan (8.41%) and the National Social Democratic Party (5.2%).
The minimum threshold for entering parliament is 5% of the vote. It was not passed by the Baytak party, which gained 2.3%. In the last convocation of the Mazhilis (lower house of parliament) there were three party factions: Amanat, Ak Zhol and the People’s Party of Kazakhstan.
On March 19, early elections of deputies to the Majilis and maslikhats (local representative bodies) were held in Kazakhstan. 70% of the deputies of the Mazhilis are elected from party lists, and 30% from single-mandate constituencies. Holding early early elections is necessary as part of the constitutional reform, explained the head of the republic, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
Read more about the elections in the publication “Kommersant” “Kazakhstan is waiting for the next extraordinary.”
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