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Kazakhstan

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
20.03.2016
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
20.01.2016
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Early election
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.03.2021
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
98
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

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".
234
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
187
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
47
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
20.09%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
6

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
9,810,852
Votes Number of people who actually voted
7,566,150
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
77.12%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The snap elections in 2016 returned a nearly identical composition of the House of Representatives. The People's Democratic Party "Nur Otan", led by President Nursultan Nazarbayev, took 84 seats, up from 83, of the 98 directly elected seats. Two other pro-presidential parties – the Democratic Party of Kazakhstan (Ak Zhol), led by former Nur Otan official Azat Peruashev and the Communist People’s Party of Kazakhstan, led by Zhambyl Akhmetbekov - took the remainder. 
 
 The 2016 elections were held amid an economic crisis, triggered by low oil prices. The election campaign was reportedly low key. 
 At the first session of the newly-elected House of Representatives, President Nazarbayev, in power since 1989, stressed the need to amend the legislation on competitiveness and modernize the legislation on issues of self-government. He tasked parliament with passing a single tax and customs code in order to ensure the transparency of all fiscal procedures.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
3
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
50%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
85.71%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
People's Democratic Party "Nur Otan" 84
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 7
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan (Ak Zhol) 7
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%
Other notes
Number of seats at stake: 98. In addition, there are nine members indirectly elected with the consent of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan.
Sources
House of Representatives (30.03.2016, 09.04.2016) Central Election Commission Kazinform OSCE, International Election Observation Mission, 2016
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
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
25.03.2016
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.
Baktykozha Izmukhambetov (Male)
Political party
People's Democratic Party "Nur Otan"
Date of election
25.03.2016