Exit poll gives Tokayev 70% of vote in Kazakh election

Kazakhstan on Sunday elected interim leader Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the hand-picked successor of long-term former president Nursultan Nazarbayev, with around 70 percent of the vote, exit polls showed. The government-approved “Public Opinion” pollster gave Tokayev 70.13 percent while his closest rival, opposition candidate Amirzhan Kosanov received 15.39 percent.

Kazakhstan’s interim president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has won 70.13% of the vote in Sunday’s presidential election, according to an exit poll carried out by local pollster Kogamdyk Pikir Institute.

Runner-up Amirzhan Kosanov has won 15.39% of the vote, the pollster said in the early hours of Monday.

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