Kazakhstan

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Maulen Ashimbayev (Male)
Year of birth
1971
Additional information
Elected on 4 May 2020.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Aliya Rakisheva (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 6 May 2020.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
39
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
9
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
18.75% See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
12
Number of women elected
5
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.
29.41%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
As at 28 August 2020, there were nine women among the 48 senators:
- five women out of the 17 senators indirectly elected in 2020;
- one woman out of the 17 other indirectly elected senators whose terms were not due to expire in 2020;
- three women out of the 14 appointed members. No members were appointed in 2020. There was one vacancy.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Indirectly Elected
5

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.
39
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.
9
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.
Maulen Ashimbayev (Male)
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