(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) Today Kazakhstanis will make their choice of new political faces
that will form the new Majilis, the lower chamber of the Kazakh
Parliament, as well as elect maslikhat deputies of all levels,
trend reports citing
On January 19, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan
inked a decree dissolving the Majilis, the lower chamber of the
Kazakh Parliament of the 7th convocation, and calling the early
election of Majilis deputies.
Seven political parties, namely AMANAT, the Auyl National and
Democratic Party, Respublica Party, the People's Party of
Kazakhstan, the Baitaq Party, the Aq zhol Democratic Party, and the
National Social-Democratic Party, are running for seats in the
lower chamber of the Kazakh Parliament.
Over 12 million people are eligible to cast their votes in the
election with the highest number of potential voters - 1,177,507 -
in Turkestan region and the lowest number - 138,277 in Ulytau
The election started at 7:00 am local time and will run until
20:00 pm local time. Vote counting will begin at 20:00 pm and is
set to finish by 8:00 am on January 20.
77 polling stations were set up at diplomatic missions of
Kazakhstan in 62 foreign countries.
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