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President of Kazakhstan Tokayev: Elections in the country will be the last step in restarting state institutions Fox News

In the fight for 69 of the 98 parliamentary seats, the seven registered parties in the country came together: “Amanat” (“Testament of the Ancestors”), the People’s Democratic Patriotic Party “Auyl” (“Village”), the Respublika Party , the People’s Party of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, the “Green” Party “Baytak”, the Democratic Party of Kazakhstan “Ak Zhol” (“Bright Way”) and the National Social Democratic Party.

To enter parliament, they must pass the threshold of five percent of the votes. Another 29 seats will be occupied by representatives of single-member constituencies elected under the majority system. This is the first time that such a mixed regime has been used, the corresponding amendments were made to the Constitution in a referendum in 2022. Previously, Mazhili elections were held solely on the basis of party lists and according to the proportional system. By the way, for the first time in the bulletins there was also a column “against all”.
As President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said, these elections “will be the final stage in the reboot of state institutions and will fill the formula ‘strong president – influential parliament – responsible government’ with real content. According to studies conducted in early March , the big favorite in these elections was the biggest in the country, the Amanat party, at the time of the polls, more than 66 percent of voters were ready to support it Auyl, Respublika, Ak Zhol, the Party Popular and the National Social Democratic Party also has a chance of crossing the five percent threshold.


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