Kazakh legislative election, 2016

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Kazakhstani legislative election, 2016
Kazakhstan
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Leader Nursultan Nazarbayev Azat Peruashev Vladislav Kosarev
Party Nur Otan Ak Zhol CPPK
Seats before 83 8 7
Seats won 84 7 7
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1 Steady
Popular vote 6,183,757 540,406 537,123
Percentage 82.20% 7.18% 7.14%
Swing Increase1.21% Decrease0.29% Decrease0.05%
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Parliamentary elections were held in Kazakhstan on 20 March 2016. The date was set by president Nursultan Nazarbayev on 20 January 2016, when he dissolved the Mazhilis after it had requested dissolution on 13 January, with the reason cited being the economic crisis caused by low oil prices. Normally, the term of the Mazhilis would have expired in Autumn 2016.[1]

Electoral system[edit]

The 98 directly-elected members of the Mazhilis were elected from a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation with a 7% electoral threshold. Seats were allocated using the largest remainder method. If parties had an equal largest remainder, the party that was registered first was awarded the seat. If only one party crossed the threshold, the party with the second highest number of votes was to be awarded at least two seats.[2] A further nine seats were elected by the Assembly of People, a body selected by the President.[3]

Conduct[edit]

Observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR), the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA) and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) announced in their joint press release that the elections had been "efficiently organised with some progress noted, but they indicated that Kazakhstan still has a considerable way to go in meeting its OSCE commitments for democratic elections". The statement added: "The legal framework restricts fundamental civil and political rights, and comprehensive reform is required."[4]

Results[edit]

National[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Nur Otan 6,183,757 82.20 84 +1
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol 540,406 7.18 7 –1
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 537,123 7.14 7 0
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl 151,285 2.01 0 0
Nationwide Social Democratic Party 88,813 1.18 0 0
Birlik 21,484 0.29 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 43,282
Total 7,566,150 100 98 0
Registered voters/turnout 9,810,852 77.12
Source: CEC, CEC

The nine nominees were: Sauytbek Abdrahmov, Vladimir Bozhko, Natalya Zhumadildayeva, Roman Kim, Narine Mikaelyan, Ahmet Muradov, Shaimardan Nurumov, Yury Tymochenko and Shakir Khakhazov.[5]

By region[edit]

Akmola Region[edit]

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Party Votes %
Nur Otan 311,788 82.52
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol 24,604 6.51
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 28,489 7.54
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl 11,335 3.00
Nationwide Social Democratic Party 1,327 0.35
Birlik 303 0.08
Invalid/blank votes
Total
Registered voters/turnout
Source: CEC, CEC

Aktobe Region[edit]

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Party Votes %
Nur Otan 318,205 83.63
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol 31,577 8.30
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 25,671 6.77
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl 11,335 3.00
Nationwide Social Democratic Party 2,004 0.53
Birlik 855 0.23
Invalid/blank votes
Total
Registered voters/turnout
Source: CEC, CEC

Almaty Region[edit]

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Party Votes %
Nur Otan 789,394 84.78
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol 60,112 6.46
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 57,784 6.21
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl 11,335 3.00
Nationwide Social Democratic Party 1,025 0.11
Birlik 600 0.06
Invalid/blank votes
Total
Registered voters/turnout
Source: CEC, CEC

Atyrau Region[edit]

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Party Votes %
Nur Otan 214,792 84.74
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol 18,372 7.25
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 17,840 7.04
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl 453 0.18
Nationwide Social Democratic Party 736 0.29
Birlik 1,265 0.06
Invalid/blank votes
Total
Registered voters/turnout
Source: CEC, CEC

East Kazakhstan Region[edit]

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Party Votes %
Nur Otan 585,331 82.17
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol 51,524 7.23
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 60,649 8.51
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl 8,209 1.15
Nationwide Social Democratic Party 4,595 0.65
Birlik 2,075 0.29
Invalid/blank votes
Total
Registered voters/turnout
Source: CEC, CEC

Jambyl Region[edit]

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Party Votes %
Nur Otan 346,338 80.32
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol 33,994 7.88
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 36,996 8.58
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl 6,840 1.59
Nationwide Social Democratic Party 4,659 1.08
Birlik 2,384 0.55
Invalid/blank votes
Total
Registered voters/turnout
Source: CEC, CEC

West Kazakhstan Region[edit]

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Party Votes %
Nur Otan 258,809 82.68
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol 24,145 7.71
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 16,992 5.41
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl 6,199 1.98
Nationwide Social Democratic Party 4,160 1.33
Birlik 2,781 0.89
Invalid/blank votes
Total
Registered voters/turnout
Source: CEC, CEC

Karaganda Region[edit]

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Party Votes %
Nur Otan 548,864 83.20
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol 50,599 7.67
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 50,071 7.59
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl 8,642 1.31
Nationwide Social Democratic Party 1,188 0.18
Birlik 330 0.05
Invalid/blank votes
Total
Registered voters/turnout
Source: CEC, CEC

Kostanay Region[edit]

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Party Votes %
Nur Otan 379,250 81.59
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol 34,802 7.49
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 38,831 8.35
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl 9,522 2.05
Nationwide Social Democratic Party 1,858 0.40
Birlik 560 0.12
Invalid/blank votes
Total
Registered voters/turnout
Source: CEC, CEC

Kyzylorda Region[edit]

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Party Votes %
Nur Otan 273,870 81.41
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol 24,093 7.25
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 20,406 6.14
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl 8,537 2.57
Nationwide Social Democratic Party 4,586 1.38
Birlik 831 0.25
Invalid/blank votes
Total
Registered voters/turnout
Source: CEC, CEC

Mangystau Region[edit]

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Party Votes %
Nur Otan 197,246 82.07
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol 15,287 6.36
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 14,445 6.01
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl 9,349 3.89
Nationwide Social Democratic Party 2,763 1.15
Birlik 1,249 0.52
Invalid/blank votes
Total
Registered voters/turnout
Source: CEC, CEC

Pavlodar Region[edit]

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Party Votes %
Nur Otan 271,961 81.72
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol 23,925 7.20
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 27,362 8.23
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl 4,633 1.39
Nationwide Social Democratic Party 3,363 1.01
Birlik 1,508 0.45
Invalid/blank votes
Total
Registered voters/turnout
Source: CEC, CEC

North Kazakhstan Region[edit]

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Party Votes %
Nur Otan 261,903 82.72
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol 21,685 6.85
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 21,622 6.83
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl 9,568 3.02
Nationwide Social Democratic Party 1,521 0.48
Birlik 315 0.10
Invalid/blank votes
Total
Registered voters/turnout
Source: CEC, CEC

South Kazakhstan Region[edit]

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Party Votes %
Nur Otan 918,245 82.07
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol 78,879 7.05
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 73,287 6.55
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl 33,529 3.00
Nationwide Social Democratic Party 13,693 1.22
Birlik 1.223 0.11
Invalid/blank votes
Total
Registered voters/turnout
Source: CEC, CEC

City of Astana[edit]

Party Votes %
Nur Otan 263,051 85.18
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol 16,055 5.20
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 21,471 7.04
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl 495 0.16
Nationwide Social Democratic Party 6,423 2.08
Birlik 1,051 0.34
Invalid/blank votes
Total
Registered voters/turnout
Source: CEC, CEC

City of Almaty[edit]

Party Votes %
Nur Otan 244,980 70.10
Democratic Party of Kazakhstan Ak Zhol 30,753 8.80
Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan 24,917 7.13
Kazakhstani Social Democratic Party Auyl 9,786 2.80
Nationwide Social Democratic Party 34,912 9.99
Birlik 4,124 1.18
Invalid/blank votes
Total
Registered voters/turnout
Source: CEC, CEC

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