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Incumbent Tokayev Wins Kazakh Presidential Vote With 70%

Channels Television  
Updated June 9, 2019
Kazakh President and presidential candidate Kassym-Jomart Tokayev speaks to the media after voting in Kazakhstan’s presidential elections at a polling station in Nur-Sultan on June 9, 2019.
VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO / AFP

 

Kazakhstan on Sunday elected interim leader Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the hand-picked successor of long-term former President Nursultan Nazarbayev, with around 70 per cent of the vote, exit polls showed.

The government-approved “Public Opinion” pollster gave Tokayev 70.13 per cent while his closest rival, opposition candidate Amirzhan Kosanov received 15.39 per cent.