The ruling party of Kazakhstan “Nur Otan” won the elections of deputies of the Mazhilis (lower house of parliament), which took place on January 10, gaining 71.09% of the vote, TASS reports.
According to the deputy chairman of the CEC Konstantin Petrov, Nur Otan has more than five million votes or 71.09%. Two more political parties overcame the 7% barrier for entry into parliament: the People’s Party of Kazakhstan (9.10%) and the Democratic Party of Kazakhstan “Ak Zhol” (10.95%).
On January 10, regular elections of deputies of the lower house of parliament and local representative bodies were held in Kazakhstan. It was reported that by 14:00 the voter turnout was 43.9%.
On Sunday evening, the former president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, congratulated the Nur Otan party he leads on winning the parliamentary elections.
It should be noted that on the day of voting in Kazakhstan, protests were held by representatives of several political forces, including the unregistered “Democratic Party of Kazakhstan”, the Oyan movement, Qazaqstan and the DVK movement banned by the court.