Six of the seven parties participating in the elections made it to the Mazhilis (lower house of parliament) of Kazakhstan. The ruling party “Amanat” won the majority of votes. This was reported by the Kazakh service of Radio Liberty with reference to the final results of the elections from the CEC.
The seats in parliament among the parties were distributed as follows:
- the ruling Amanat party won 53.9% (3,431,510 votes) – 40 seats;
- party “Auyl” – 10.9% (693,938 votes) – 8 seats;
- Respublica Party – 8.59% (547,154 votes) – 6 seats;
- Ak Zhol party – 8.41% (535,139 votes) – 6 seats;
- People’s Party of Kazakhstan (PPK) – 6.8% (432,920 votes) – 5 seats;
- National Social Democratic Party (OSDP) – 5.2% (331,058 votes) – 4 seats.
The Green Party “Baytak” did not enter the parliament, gaining 2.3% (146,431 votes).
Elections to the Mazhilis were held according to the party list and in single-mandate constituencies. According to the publication, at least 23 out of 29 candidates who entered the Mazhilis in single-mandate districts are representatives of the Amanat party. This party will also be overwhelmingly represented in the maslikhats of the regions.
Thus, in Astana, Daulet Turlykhanov and Daulet Mukaev made it to the Mazhilis in single-mandate constituencies, and in Almaty, Yermurat Bapi, Yerlan Stambekov and Bakytzhan Bazarbek.
In the West Kazakhstan region, Abzal Kuspan was recognized as the winner in the final results of the elections among single-mandate candidates.
The results for other regions do not differ from the preliminary data:
- Shymkent – Danabek Isabekov and Bolatbek Nazhmidenuly;
- Abay region – Nurtai Sabilyanov;
- Akmola region – Aina Mysyralimova;
- Aktobe region – Kazybek Alyshev;
- Almaty region – Ardak Nazarov, Daniyar Kaskarauov;
- Atyrau Oblast – Adil Zhubanov;
- Zhambyl region – Mukash Iskandirov, Guldara Nurumova;
- Zhetysu region – Ruslan Kozhasbaev;
- Karaganda region – Kudaibergen Beksultanov, Arman Kalykov;
- Kostanay region – Yerkin Abil;
- Kyzylorda Region – Markhabat Jaymbetov;
- Mangistau region – Yedil Zhanbyrshin;
- Pavlodar region – Amantai Zharkynbek;
- North Kazakhstan region – Yerkebulan Mambetov;
- Turkestan region – Kairat Balabiev, Ulasbek Sadibekov, Temir Kyrykbaev;
- Ulytau Oblast – Yerbolat Satybaldin;
- East Kazakhstan region – Lukbek Tumashinov.
“We need to fight! What is happening at the polling stations in a number of cities is unprecedented!” Scandals continue in Kazakhstan after parliamentary elections:
Elections of deputies to the Mazhilis and local maslikhats were held on March 19. Losing candidates recorded videos and talked about large-scale vote-stuffing for pro-government candidates. They accused the authorities of large-scale falsifications, and stated that they would sue with a demand to invalidate the voting results at the polling stations where the stuffing was recorded.
Representatives of independent observers reported that their representatives were removed from polling stations, the movement of observers was restricted, and protocols were denied. In addition to local observers, OSCE observers also pointed to transparency problems with the vote count and tabulation. In their report, they noted that “there were fewer people who cast ballots than the official turnout.”
Authorities described the elections as “fair” and the Prosecutor General’s Office said there were “no serious violations.”
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