ALMATY Nov 16 Kazakh President Nursultan
Nazarbayev dissolved the lower house of parliament on Wednesday
and called a snap parliamentary election for Jan. 15-16, a
presidential order said.
The election from party lists will be held on Jan. 15. Other
deputies will be chosen by the People's Assembly of Kazakhstan,
a consultative body loyal to Nazarbayev, the following day.
The presidential order was published in the official gazette
Kazakhstanskaya Pravda and is effective from the day of
publication. It follows a petition by members of parliament last
week asking the president to dissolve the body.