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Presidential election in Kazakhstan: Tokayev claims 70 percent of votes, - exit polls

The incumbent president is the undisputed leader of the race; various exit polls' data show that he enjoys the support of about two-thirds of voters
09:31, 10 June 2019

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
Reuters

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev scored about 70 percent of votes at the presidential election in Kazakhstan. Radio Azzatyq reported that, referring to the exit polls' results. 

Amirzhan Kosanov from the Fate of the Nation movement comes second with 15 percent. Zhambyl Akhmetbekov, the candidate from Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan claimed 3 percent.

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The Central Election Committee of Kazakhstan stated that the overall voters' turnout made 77.4 percent.

The early presidential election in Kazakhstan took place June 10, due to the retirement of long-standing leader Nursultan Nazarbayev. Tokayev, the sole and undisputed leader of exit polls enjoys the support of about two-thirds of voters. 

Tokayev was sworn in on March 20, 2019, soon after his predecessor stepped down.

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