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House of Representatives


Data on parliamentary sessions, parliamentary committees and parliamentary groups.


Number of ordinary sessions of parliament per year
Dates of parliamentary sessions
Dates of parliamentary sessions
Parliament is usually in ordinary session Extraordinary sessions can be held
January x x
February x x
March x x
April x x
May x x
June x x
September x x
October x x
November x x
December x x
All languages recognized in the constitution can be used in plenary meetings Answer “Yes” includes the countries where only one language is recognized by the Constitution.


Number of permanent committees This number does not include sub-committees or joint committees in bicameral parliaments.

Parliamentary groups

Parliamentary groups are recognized in the parliamentary rules “Parliamentary groups” are the primary means by which political parties organize themselves in parliament. They may also be known as “party groups”, “caucuses” or “fractions”. They are different from all-party groups on specific issues, or inter-parliamentary friendship groups.
Number of parliamentary groups
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Minimum number of members required to form a parliamentary group
Not applicable. There is no minimum number of members to form a parliamentary group
Percentage of members required to form a parliamentary group The percentage is calculated by dividing the minimum number of members required to form a parliamentary group by the statutory number of members of the parliament/chamber.
Independent members can jointly form a parliamentary group
Several parties can jointly form a parliamentary group
Relevant provisions about parliamentary groups in the parliamentary rules of procedure
Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Parliament and status of its members (#2529 dated on 16 Oct 1995).