Parliament of Kazakhstan edit Extracted from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia - Original source - History
The Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakh: Қазақстан Республикасының Парламенті) is the bicameral legislature of Kazakhstan, according to the 1995 Constitution of Kazakhstan. The lower house is the Majilis, with 77 seats, elected to four year terms, 67 in single seat constituencies and 10 by proportional representation. The upper house is the Senate, which has 47 members, 40 of whom are elected to six-year terms in double-seat constituencies by the local assemblies, half renewed every two years, and 7 of which are presidential appointees.
As of January 2007 10% of the parliament's representatives are women and 19% of local and city council officials are women.1
Its predecessor was the Supreme Soviet.