Majilis candidates’ nomination ends in Kazakhstan

December 7. Interfax. ASTANA

Majilis candidates' nomination ends in KazakhstanThe nomination of candidates to the fifth-term Majilis (lower chamber of the Kazakh parliament) elected by party-list vote, which began on November 16 and continued until December 5, inclusively, has ended in Kazakhstan.

All political parties, which announced their intention to stand for parliament, have submitted documents for registration of their candidates with the Central Elections Commission. The parties are: Nur Otan, the Communist People’s Party of Kazakhstan (KNPK), Party of Patriots, Auyl, Rukhaniyat, Adilet, the National Social Democratic Party (OSDP) and Ak Zhol.

It was reported that the Nur Otan party list consists of 127 candidates, Auyl – 23, Party of Patriots – 22; the KNPK – 23, the OSDP – 57, Rukhaniyat – 27, Ak Zhol – 79, and Adilet – 61.

To have their party lists registered, political parties submit a package of documents for each candidate, in particular, a candidate’s consent to be included in the list, his or her biographical data, and certificates from a tax authority that the candidate and his/her spouse have submitted a declaration of income and property.

Under the election laws, the CEC is required to publish the party lists in the media and issue relevant IDs to candidates within ten days after registration.

The deadline for party lists’ registration is December 15, according to a calendar plan for Majilis elections.

The early Majilis elections by party-list vote are due to be held on January 15, 2012.