Kazakhstan

House of RepresentativesSenate

House of Representatives

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Nurlan Nigmatulin (Male)
Year of birth
1962
Additional information
Elected on 22 June 2016, re-elected on 15 Jan. 2021.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Dastan Makhayev (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 26 Oct. 2020.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
78
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
29
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
27.1% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
50.17
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Sauytbek Abdrakhmanuly Abdrakhmanov (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
69
Oldest member
Madi Abylayevich Akhmetov (Male)
Members for whom no data is available IPU does not contain age and gender data for all chambers of parliament.
1
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
33 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
73 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
78 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
28 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
1 See historical data for this field.
31-40
19 See historical data for this field.
41-45
13 See historical data for this field.
46-50
12 See historical data for this field.
51-60
48 See historical data for this field.
61-70
13 See historical data for this field.
71-80
0 See historical data for this field.
81-90
0
91 and over
0
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 1 19 13 12 48 13 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 33 Total >= 46: 73
Male 0 1 8 11 10 35 13 0 0 0 78
Female 0 0 11 2 2 13 0 0 0 0 28
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0.94%0.94%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger18.87%8.49%10.38%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger31.13%18.87%12.26%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
- In a party list, the number of women and persons under the age of 29 must be at least 30 per cent of the total number of persons included in it.*
- When approving party lists of candidates to become a Member of the Mazhilis [House of Representatives] of the Parliament, or of the Maslikhat [regional and local councils], a political party should include women and persons under the age of 29 so that they constitute at least 30 per cent of the total number of candidates.**
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
312
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
90
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
28.85%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
90
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
28.85%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
78
Number of women elected
29
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
29.59%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
29

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
78
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
29
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Nurlan Nigmatulin (Male)
Date of election
15.01.2021
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1991
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1924
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
The right to vote was recognized on 31 January 1924 (date of first Constitution of the USSR) and confirmed on 28 January 1993 (date of the Constitution of independent Kzakhstan)
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1991
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, under Soviet administration, the right to vote was recognized on 31 January 1924 (date of first Constitution of the USSR) and confirmed at independence and on 28 January 1993 (date of the Constitution of independent Kzakhstan)
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1991
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Prior to independence, under Soviet administration, the right to vote was recognized on 31 January 1924 (date of first Constitution of the USSR) and confirmed at independence and on 28 January 1993 (date of the Constitution of independent Kzakhstan)
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1990
First woman speaker
Year of first woman speaker Date at which, for the first time in the country's parliamentary history, a woman became Presiding Officer of Parliament or of one of its Houses.
2019