Kazakh Senate elections scheduled for Oct. 1

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Astana, Kazakhstan, August 1

By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the decree on "Scheduling the elections of deputies of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan for October 1, 2014", according to a statement posted on the Akorda website.

"The elections of deputies of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan will be scheduled for October 1, 2014 in accordance with subparagraph 2, Article 44 of the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Article 69 of the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated September 28, 1995 "On elections in the Republic of Kazakhstan"," according to the document. "This decree comes into force from the date of publication."

It should be stressed that according to the law on "Elections in the Republic of Kazakhstan", the nomination of candidates for deputies of the upper chamber of the Parliament begins on the day following the day of calling an election and ends one month before the election day. Thus, the nomination process will begin from August 2.

There are some 47 deputies in the upper house of the Parliament, 15 of them are appointed by the president, 32 - maslikhats (local representative bodies). Senate deputies are elected for six years. Every three years, some 16 senators are reelected. The elections were held in 2011 for the last time.

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