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constitutional amendments, Majlis, upper house, lower house, legislature

Under the 1993 constitution, Kazakhstan had a unicameral (single-chamber) legislature of 177 members. The 1995 constitution reconfigured the legislature into two chambers, the Senate (upper house) and the Majlis (lower house), with a combined total of 114 members. Under the 1998 constitutional amendments, members of the lower house serve five-year terms, while members of the upper house serve six-year terms. Of the 47 members of the Senate, 40 are elected by regional assemblies (special electoral colleges comprised of members of local councils), and seven are appointed by the president. All 67 members of the Majlis are directly elected.



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