Kazakh CEC announces results of election to local authority representative bodies
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 27
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Kazakh Central Election Commission announced results of election to maslikhats (local authority representative bodies) held on Oct. 26.
"Two deputies were elected to maslihats of the city of Almaty, two deputies elected to regional, 13 deputies to municipal and 31 deputies to districts' maslikhats," the CEC said on Oct. 27.
Among the elected deputies there are 33 men and 15 women.
The average age of the elected deputies is 45 years.
56.3 percent of them work in public institutions, organizations and enterprises, 22.9 percent in commercial structures, and 16.7 percent in political parties and NGOs.
Overall, the election campaign met the requirements of the election law, the CEC said.
The election was held in 202 polling stations in 14 regions of the country to replace the retired deputies of maslikhats.
A total number of 159 candidates were nominated during the election campaign, including 52 nominated by political parties and 107 self-nominated. However only 127 candidates were listed in the ballot-papers. Voter turnout hit 72.3 percent.
The voting and counting procedures were monitored by more than 380 agents of candidates, political parties, public associations and the media.