Posted 19 января 10:47

Published 19 января 10:47

Modified 19 января 11:53

Updated 19 января 11:53

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev dissolved the Parliament of Kazakhstan and all deputies

19 января 2023, 10:47
The elections of the new parliament will be held on March 19, 2023.

The lower house (Mazhilis) of the parliament and deputies of all regional maslikhats have been dissolved in Kazakhstan, according to a statement published on the website of the President of the republic Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. - To appoint early elections of deputies of the Mazhilis for March 19, 2023. <...

> This decree is put into effect from the date of publication, - the document says. As for the date of elections of deputies of local councils, it will be determined by the decision of the CEC of the country.

The President expressed hope that the updated composition of parliamentarians will work in the same format and "give a new impetus" to the comprehensive modernization of the country. Early elections are conditioned by the "logic of constitutional reform".

In June last year, during a referendum, 77.18% of voters — more than 6 million people from 17 regions - voted for amendments to the Constitution of Kazakhstan, changing about 30% of the text of the country's basic law.