New deputies elected to Kazakhstan’s local authority representative bodies
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 28 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
The Kazakh Central Election Commission has announced the results of elections to the maslikhats (local authority representative bodies) to replace retired deputies which took place on Oct. 27 in 14 regions of Kazakhstan, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported.
"Within the elections, 72 deputies were elected to the maslikhats. 18 deputies were elected to district maslikhats of the city of Astana, 18 deputies to city maslikhats and 36 deputies to regional maslikhats," the Central Election Commission spokesman Venera Zheksembekova said at a briefing on Monday
In total, 244 candidates have been nominated for the election, 77 of which were nominated by political parties and public associations, 167 through self-nomination and 185 candidates were included into the ballots.
According to Zheksembekova, the average voter turnout was 70.7 per cent.
As many as 347 proxies of the candidates, 281 representatives of political parties, 109 NGO representatives and 76 media representatives monitored the voting and counting processes.
There are 52 men and 20 women among the elected deputies. The average age of the elected deputies is 47 year of which 67 have a university degree.