Nurlan Nigmatulin elected Chairman of Majilis (Lower House) of the Kazakh Parliament
June 22, 2016

ASTANA. – Members of all the parliamentary factions gave their support the candidature of Mr. Nurlan Nigmatulin for the post of Chairman of Majilis (Lower House) of the Parliament of Kazakhstan at the plenary session, held on 22nd June, 2016.

Mr. Nigmatulin secured the votes of all the 102 members of the lower chamber that took part in the elections.

"I would like to thank you for your support. This is a great honour and responsibility before the Head of State and all members of the Parliament," the new Speaker of the Majilis said.

It is to be recalled that Nurlan Nigmatulins candidacy for the post of the Majilis Speaker was proposed by President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the Nur Otan Party meeting on Tuesday (June 21). The faction of the party unanimously backed his candidacy.

Mr Nigmatulin previously held the post of the Majilis Speaker from January 2012 till April 2014. After that, he was appointed as Chief of the President Administration in May 2015.

The newly elected Chairman of the Majilis of Kazakhstani Parliament also assumed the duties of the TurkPA Chairman-in-Office.

KAZINFORM/TurkPA Secretariat