Nurlan Nigmatullin suggested for the position of the Majilis Speaker 20 января 2012, 12:33
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Candidacy of Nurlan Nigmatullin has been suggested for the position of the Majilis (lower chamber) Speaker, Newskaz.ru reports from the first session of the newly formed Parliament held in Astana.
Before being elected to the Majilis, Nigmatullin was first vice chairman of the Nur Otan party. He served as Vice Minister of Transport and Communications, Vice Head of the Presidential Administration, Governor of Karaganda oblast.
The early Majilis elections were held January 15. The new 107-member Majilis comprises of three parties – Nur Otan political party, Ak Zhol and Communist People’s Party. 98 majilismen were elected based on party slates, with the other 9 appointed by the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan (advisory body answerable to President).
Nur Otan holds 83 mandates, with Ak Zhol holding 8 and the Communist People’s Party the other 7. Among the majilismen representing Nur Otan party there is President Nazarbayev’s eldest daughter Dariga, governor of Akmolinsk oblast Sergey Dyachenko and governor of West Kazakhstan oblast Baktykozha Izmukhambetov.