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June 9, 2019 Snap

Kazakhstan

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At Stake in this Election:      

  • The office of President of Kazakhstan

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: Interim President Kassym-Jomart TOKAYEV
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Askar MAMIN
  • Assembly: Kazakhstan has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 39 seats and the House of Representatives (Mazhilis) with 107 seats.

Electoral System:

  • The President is elected by simple majority vote to serve a 5-year term. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the votes cast, a second round is held between the two candidates with the most votes.

Main Candidates in this Election:*

  • Kassym-Jomart TOKAYEV
    • Party: Fatherland Party / Nur Otan
  • Sabydek TUGEL
    • Party: Eagles of the Great Steppe / Uly Dala Kyrandary
  • Toleutai RAKHMIBEKOV
    • Party: Village / Auyl
  • Daniya YESPAYEVA
    • Party: Shining Path / Ak Zhol
  • Amangeldy TASPIKHOV
    • Party: Federation of Trade Unions of Kazakhstan
  • Mazhilisman Zhambyl AKHMETBEKOV
    • Party: Communist People’s Party of Kazakhstan
  • Amirzhan KOSANOV
    • Party: Fate of the Nation / Ult Tagydyry

* The only Kazakh opposition party, the Nationwide Social Democratic Party (ZhSDP), is boycotting this election.

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 18,592,970 (2019 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 11,814,019 

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 9,588,340 (2019 est.)
  • Is Kazakhstan a signatory to CEDAW: N/A
  • Has Kazakhstan ratified CEDAW: Yes (26 August 1998).
  • Gender Quota:  No
  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Legislators: 29 of 107 seats (27.1%) in the House of Representatives; 5  of 47 seats (10.6%) in the Senate
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 58 (2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2019)

Disability Data:

  • Is Kazakhstan a signatory to CRPD: Yes (11 December 2008).
  • Has Kazakhstan ratified CRPD: Yes (21 April 2015)
  • Estimated population with a disability: 2,723,568 (est.)