Kazakhstan

Senate

Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Parlament (Parliament)
Chamber name
Senate
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
6

Notes: Parliamentary term: 6 years; one-half of the elected Senators' seats are renewed every 3 years

Frequency of renewal (years)
3

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1993
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Eurasia Group

Speaker

Official title
Chairman of the Senate
Speaker
Maulen Ashimbayev (Male)
Date of birth: 28 Jan 1971
Term
04 May 2020
Additional information

Elected on 4 May 2020, re-elected on 26 Jan. 2023.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Chief of Staff of the Senate
Secretary General
Maxim Spotkay (Male)
Term
09 Jan 2022
Notes

Appointed on 9 Jan. 2022.

Members

Statutory number of members
50

Notes:

- Indirectly elected: 40 senators elected at a joint session of the deputies of all representative bodies of the respective oblast (regions), cities of republic significance (Almaty and Shymkent), and the capital of the Republic.

- Appointed: 10 senators appointed by the President of the Republic (Five of them are to be proposed by the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan, an advisory body chaired by the President. The Assembly aims to represent the various ethnic groups that make up Kazakhstan).

Principal mode of designation of members
Indirectly elected
Indirectly elected members
40
Appointed members
10
Current number of members
50
Men
38
Women
12
Percentage of women
24.0%
Statutory number of members per country 
148
Population (in thousands)
19,196
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
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Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
55.1
(2023-01)
Youngest member
Shipovskih Gennadiy Gennadievich (Male)
Youngest member (years)
33
Oldest member
Shakirov Askar Orazaliyevich (Male)
Oldest member (years)
67
Number of members, by age (2023-01)
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
Male 0 0 3 1 2 21 12 0 0 0 39
Female 0 0 0 1 4 6 0 0 0 0 11
Totals per age interval 0 0 3 2 6 27 12 0 0 0 50
Total <= 45: 5 Total >= 46: 45
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
6.0% 6% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
10.0% 8% 2.0%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
No
Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No