Seats 98 members
Political groups

Government (84)

Opposition (14)

Last election
20 January 2016
Meeting place
Astana, Kazakhstan
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The Mazhilis (Kazakh: 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.[1]

The Chairman of the Majilis is Nurlan Nigmatulin.

Brief history

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; even ten deputies were women.

Chairmen of the Majilis

Name Period Born/Died
Marat Ospanov January 30, 1996December 1, 1999 1949-2000
Jarmakhan Tuyakbay December 1, 1999November 2, 2004 b. 1947
Ural Mukhamedzhanov November 2, 2004September 2, 2007 1948-2013
Aslan Musin September 2, 2007October 13, 2008 b. 1954
Ural Mukhamedzhanov October 13, 2008January 20, 2012 1948-2013
Nurlan Nigmatulin January 20, 2012April 3, 2014 b. 1962
Kabibulla Dzhakupov April 3, 2014March 25, 2016 b. 1949
Baktykozha Izmukhambetov March 25, 2016June 22, 2016 b. 1948
Nurlan Nigmatulin since June 22, 2016 b. 1962

Latest elections

Results of the 20 January 2016 parliamentary election

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Nur Otan6,183,75782.2084+1
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol540,4067.187–1
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan537,1237.1470
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl151,2852.0100
Nationwide Social Democratic Party88,8131.1800
Invalid/blank votes43,282
Registered voters/turnout9,810,85277.12
Source: CEC, CEC
 Summary of the 15 January 2012 Mazhilis election results
Parties Votes % Seats
National Democratic Party "Nur Otan" ("Light of the Fatherland") 5,621,436 80.99 83
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol ("Bright Path") 518,405 7.47 8
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 498,788 7.19 7
Nationwide Social Democratic Party 116,534 1.68 0
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl ("Village") 82,623 1.19 0
Party of Patriots of Kazakhstan 57,732 0.83 0
Democratic Party Adilet 45,702 0.66 0
Total (turnout 75.4%) 7,018,927 100.00 98

Source: KazInform

Members (since 1990)


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