Senate of Kazakhstan
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The Senate of Kazakhastan (Kazakh: Сенат) is the upper house of two chambers in Kazakhstan's legislature, known as the Parliament (Parlamenti). The Senate has 47 members, 40 of whom are elected for six-year terms in double-seat constituencies by the local assemblies, half renewed every two years; and 7 presidential appointees. In addition, ex-presidents are ex-officio senators for life. The other house is the Majilis.
Kayrat Mami is the chairman of the Senate.
Chairmen of the Senate
|Omirbek Baigeldy||January 30, 1996–November 30, 1999|
|Oralbay Abdykarimov||December 1, 1999-March 10, 2004|
|Nurtay Abykayev||March 10, 2004-January 11, 2007|
|Kassym-Jomart Tokayev||January 11, 2007-April 15, 2011|
|Kayrat Mami||Since April 15, 2011|
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