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ПАРЛАМЕНТ РЕСПУБЛИКИ КАЗАХСТАН

 According to the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan passed on the republican referendum in August 30, 1995 the Parliament of two Houses of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a high representative organ of the Republic, realizing legislative functions. The organization and activity of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, legal position of its deputies are determined by the Constitution, Constitutional Law "Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan and status of its deputies" and other legislative acts. The authorities of the Parliament begin since the moment of the opening of its first session and end with the beginning of the work of first session of the Parliament of the new convocation. The term of the Parliament authorities is defined by the term of the Mazhilis deputies authorities of the regular convocation. The Prior cessation of the Parliament authorities can be only realized in the case and order provided by the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

 

The Parliament consists of two Chambers: Senate and Mazhilis acting on a constant basis.

        

The Senate is formed by the deputies elected on two persons from each region, cities of the republican importance and capitals of the Republic of Kazakhstan on a joint meeting of the deputies of all representative bodies according to the region, city of the republican importance and capital of the Republic. 15 deputies are designated by the President of the Republic for the term of Senate authorities. The half of elected Senate deputies is re-elected each three years. The term of authorities of the Senate deputies is six years.

 

The Chair person leading the Chamber, elected by the Senate from the number of deputies with a fluent speaking state language, and by the secret voting majority from the total number of deputies of the Chamber. The candidature on a post of the Chair person of Senate is nominated by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

 

Mazhilis consists of 105 deputies. 98 deputies are elected on the basis of party lists on a system of proportional representation and on a territory of united national electoral district. The term of authorities of the Mazhilis deputies is five years.

 

The Chair person leading the Chamber, elected by the Mazhilis from the number of deputies with a fluent speaking state language, and by the secret voting majority from the total number of deputies of the Chamber. The candidature on a post of the Chair person of the Mazhilis is nominated by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.