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Kazakhstan to hold parliamentary elections

The President of Kazakhstan held consultations with the chairmen of the Chambers of Parliament and the Prime Minister on the dissolution of the Majilis and the early termination of the powers of Maslikhats, the press service of Akorda reports.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev noted that the people of Kazakhstan supported political reforms at the referendum, including those aimed at updating the procedure for the formation of Parliament and Maslikhats.

«In my September message, I presented a schedule of upcoming election campaigns. In accordance with it, snap presidential elections were held in November last year. Some of the Senate deputies were recently elected. Now we have to hold elections to the Majilis and Maslikhats,» the President said.

Senate Chairman Maulen Ashimbayev, Majilis Chairman Yerlan Koshanov and Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov made speeches during the consultations held by the head of state in accordance with Articles 63 and 86 of the Constitution.

Following the meeting, the President said that he would make a final decision taking into account the proposals made.