Ruling Amanat party wins Kazakh parliamentary vote after election reforms
Six parties have been elected to the Mazhilis, Kazakhstan's national parliament after elections were held on Sunday (19 March). The six parties are the ruling Amanat party, who won 53.9% of the vote; the Auyl People's Democratic Patriotic Party (10.9%); Respublica Party (8.59%); Aq Jol Democratic Party of Kazakhstan (8.41%); People's Party of Kazakhstan (6.8%); National Social Democratic Party (5.2%). The Baytaq party won only 2.3% of the vote, and, with a 5% threshold necessary to win seats in parliament, will not be represented. 3.9% voted against all parties. The Astana Times reports that over 6.3 million people out of more than 12 million eligible voters cast their ballots in the elections to the parliament and local representative bodies on Sunday, representing a turnout of over 54%.
Tue, 03/21/2023 - 12:10
Kazakhstan votes in parliamentary election, victory predicted for ruling party
Mon, 03/20/2023 - 12:19
Kazakhstan went to the polls yesterday on Sunday (19 March) in a snap parliamentary election. Exit polls have suggested victory for the ruling Amanat party, who are projected to have won around 53% of the vote.
According to three polls conducted by different organisations in Kazakhstan, the second largest party is expected to be the Auyl People's Democratic Patriotic Party, who are projected to have taken around 10% of the vote.